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ASU Insight: New Views of the Ancient City of Teotihuacan

Ancient city of Teotihuacan in Mexico
August 31, 2016

Teotihuacan — the first and biggest city in the Western Hemisphere in what is now central Mexico — was a bustling place of 80,000 in A.D. 200. Today it’s an archaeological site visited by millions of tourists each year.

Arizona State University’s Teotihuacan Research Laboratory is the only foreign archaeological lab on site. Research there helps us answer key questions about the origins and development of cities.

In this video lab director Michael E. Smith talks about how new discoveries and new ideas intersect to help illuminate the urban history of the Earth.