Central Mexico’s Influences in Jalisco and Nayarit during the Classic Period

  • Phil C. Weigand
Part of the Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology book series (IDCA)


The highland lake districts of Jalisco and Nayarit were focal points for complex social developments during the Classic period, developments firmly rooted in long sequences of exotic Formative cultures (Galván 1976, 1984; Kelly 1980; Mountjoy 1972; Oliveros 1974; Scott 1985; Weigand 1977, 1985a). The purpose of this chapter is to outline the apparent degree of relationships between these Classic period societies and the Central Mexican polity called Teotihuacán.


Classic Period Architectural Style Habitation Zone American Archaeology Architectural Tradition 
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  • Phil C. Weigand
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  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyMuseum of Northern ArizonaFlagstaffUSA

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