Coatepantli

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Precinct wall elaborately decorated with a serpent motif and used principally as a means of demarcation separating ceremonial buildings from other civic architecture in Mesoamerica. It is associated especially with Late Post-Classic cultures such as the Toltec and the Aztec and was employed at both Tula and Tenoch-titlan. A fine example still stands at Tenayuca.

The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983Copied

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