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The ASU-managed facility at Teotihuacan provides a space for teams of students and researchers to study one of the largest cities in the ancient world. Unlike many archaeological sites, Teotihuacan is not buried deep under modern settlements; this gives us a unique opportunity to perform excavations and explore the lives of its residents. We recognize the importance of the past for the outcome of the future and use our discoveries to study topics relevant to modern societies, such as alternative governmental systems; how cities rise and fall; and the ways that religious and economic practices change over time.

Featured Publication

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At Home with the Aztecs

by Michael E. Smith, Professor of archaeology

Winner of the Society of American Archaeology's 2017 Popular Book Award.

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Professor Michael Smith

Hear Teotihuacan Research Laboratory director, Michael Smith, talk about ongoing research and how knowledge of ancient cities can contribute to our understanding of modern cities on an interview with KJZZ's "The Show."

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