Ap world History: Teotihuacan and the Maya

Ap world History: Teotihuacan and the Maya

Where were these empires located?
Mesoamerica
Teotihuacan: government?
Theocratic government, monarchy, however, not much known
Mayan: government?
City-states (regional centers), centralized government, usually hereditary, theocratic
Teotihuacan: economy
Agricultural based, market exchange (obsidian blades were a prized commodity), creation and use of colonies, long distance trade
Mayan: economy?
Agricultural based (“People of corn”), market exchange, long distance trade
Teotihuacan: important city?
Teotihuacan (spiritual center!)
Teotihuacan: Methods to maintain food production and loyalty of elite?
Tribute, human sacrifice (forced and voluntary), some slavery
Mayan: Methods to maintain food production and loyalty of elite?
Tribute
Blood sacrifice