Tarascan Yacata, Tzintzuntzan

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Mark Cartwright
by Thelmadatter
published on 11 December 2013
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The distinctive pyramid structures of the Tarascan capital Tzintzuntzan, Late Post-Classical period (1350-1520 CE). These structures, known as yacata, are unique in Mesoamerica and combine rectangular and circular stepped pyramids on a large flat platform. Excavations within them have revealed tombs rich in Tarascan artefacts.

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Thelmadatter, . (2013, December 11). Tarascan Yacata, Tzintzuntzan. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2189/tarascan-yacata-tzintzuntzan/

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Thelmadatter, . "Tarascan Yacata, Tzintzuntzan." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 11, 2013. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2189/tarascan-yacata-tzintzuntzan/.

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Thelmadatter, . "Tarascan Yacata, Tzintzuntzan." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 11 Dec 2013. Web. 02 Aug 2021.