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Culture of Violence

Archaeologist Yuki Huada explores the history of San Jose Mogote.

Power of Obsidian

Explore the power of obsidian weapons and their use in Teotihuacan.

Raiding Oaxaca Valley

Oaxaca Valley became an area of conflict as raiding occurred between villages.

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