THE AZTEC EMPIRE
Origins
Aztec Dynasty
Empire expansionism
Acatitlan
Ehecatl Pyramid
Malinalco
Tenayuca Pyramid
Tenochtitlan
Texcotzingo
Tlatelolco
Moctezuma
Tepanec Empire
Triple Alliance
Archaeological Sites in Mexico City
 

ARTIFACTS
Anthropomorphic Sculptures
Atlantean Warrior Columns
Ballgame
Braziers
Dishware
Figures
Funerary Urns
Musical Instruments
Jewelry
Masks
Vessels
 

ARTIFACTS OF ROYALTY
Tizoc Stone
Stone of Moctezuma I
Coronation Stone of Moctezuma II
Headdress of Moctezuma II
Feathered Shields
Teocalli Stone
 

CALENDAR
The Aztec Calendar
Aztec Calendar
Mexica/Aztec Calendar Systems
 

CLERGY EPIGRAPHERS
Sahagun, Bernardino de (1500-1590)
Parry, J. H. Juan de Tovar and the History of the Indians, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, Aug. 12, 1977
 

CODICES
Aubin Codex
Azcatitlan Codex
Borbonicus Codex
Borgia Codex
Duran Codex
Fejervary-Mayer
Florentine Codex
Magliabechiano Codex
Mendoza Codex
Lienzo de Tlaxcala
Telleriano-Remensis
 

HUMAN SACRIFICE
Human Sacrifice
New Fire Ceremony
Sacrificial knives
 

MUSEUM EXHIBITS
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
Chicago Field Museum
 

The Quetzal
 

RELIGION
Priests
Deities
    Chac Mools
    Chalchiutlicue
    Chicomecoatl
    Coatlicue
    Coyolxauhqui
    Ehecatl
    Huitzilopochtli
    Mictlantecuhtli
    Tlaloc
    Tlaltecuhtli
    Tlazoteotl
    Xipe Totec
    Xochipilli
    Xochiquetzal
    Xolotl
 

SOCIETY
Agriculture
Bloodletting Ceremony
Children
Chocolate
Cochineal
Daily Life
Family
Games
Mano and Metate
Nobility
Pulque ceremony
Punishment
Schools
Slaves
Teosinte
Trade
 

SPANISH CONQUEST
Hernan Cortes
Malinche
 

TEMPLO MAYOR
Templo Mayor
Tzompantli
 

WARFARE
Tribute
Warfare
 

ARTICLES
Anawalt, Patricia Rieff. The Emperors' Cloak: Aztec Pomp, Toltec Circumstances, American Antiquity, April 1990
Armillas, Pedro. Gardens on Swamps, Science, November 1971
Aveni, Anthony F. and Sharon L. Gibbs. On the Orientation of Precolumbian Buildings in Central Mexico, American Antiquity, October 1976
Booth, Willard C. Dramatic Aspects of Aztec Rituals, Educational Theatre Journal, December 1966
Candelaria, Cordelia. La Malinche, Feminist Prototype, Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, Summer 1980
Carasco, David. City as Symbol in Aztec Thought: The Clues from the Codex Mendoza, History of Religions, February 1981
Caso, Alfred and Charles R. Wicke. Land Tenure among the Ancient Mexicans, American Anthropologist, August 1963
Charlton, Thomas H. Texcoco Region Archaeology and the Codex Xolotl, American Antiquity, October 1973
Cohen, Sara E. How the Aztecs Appraised Montezuma, The History Teacher, March 1972
Cook, Sherburne F. The Incidence and Significance of Disease among the Aztecs and Related Tribes,Hispanic American Historical Review, Aug. 1946
Cowgill, George L. State and Society at Teotihuacan, Mexico, Annual Review of Anthropology, 1997
D'a. P. Aztec Medicine, The British Medical Journal, October 1940
Daniel, Douglas A. Tactical Factors in the Spanish Conquest of the Aztecs, Anthropological Quarterly, October 1992
Diel, Lori Boornazian. Women and Political Power: The Inclusion and Exclusion of Noblewomen in Aztec Pictorial Histories, Anthropology and Aesthetics, Spring 2005
Elberg, Nathan. Aztec Cannibalism and the Calorific Obsession, American Anthropologist, September 1981
Garraty, Christopher P. Aztec Teotihuacan: Political Processes at a Postclassic and Early Colonial City-State in the Basin of Mexico, Latin American Antiquity, December 2006
Gibson, Charles. The Aztec Aristocracy in Colonial Mexico, Comparative Studies in Society and History, January 1960
Gipson, Rosemary. Los Voladores, The Flyers of Mexico, Western Folklore, October 1971
Gradie, Charlotte M. Discovering the Chichimecas. The Americas, July 1994
Graulich, Michel. Double Immolations in Ancient Mexican Sacrificial Ritual, History of Religions, May 1988
_____. Aztec Human Sacrifice as Expiation, History of Religions, May 2000
Haeberlin, Herman K. Types of Ceramic Art in the Valley of Mexico, American Anthropologist, January-March 1919
Harner, Michael. The Ecological Basis for Aztec Sacrifice, American Ethnologist, February 1977
_____. The Enigma of Aztec Sacrifice Natural History, April 1977
Heyden, Doris. An Interpretation of the Cave Underneath the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan, Mexico, American Antiquity, April 1975
Hicks, Frederic. "Flowery War" in Aztec History, American Ethnologist, February 1979
_____. Tetzcoco in the Early 16th Century: The State, the City, and the "Calpolli", American Ethnologist, May 1982
Ingham, John M. Human Sacrifice at Tenochtitlan, Comparative Studies in Society and History, July 1984
Isaac, Barry L. Aztec Warfare: Goals and Battlefield Comportment, Ethnology, April 1983
_____. The Aztec "Flowery War": A Geopolitical Explanation, Journal of Anthropological Research, Winter 1983
_____. Cannibalism among Aztecs and Their Neighbors: Analysis of the 1577-1586 "Relaciones
Geográficas" for Nueva España and Nueva Galicia Provinces, Journal of Anthropological Research, Summer 2002
Jones, Julie. Gold of the Indies, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Spring 2002
Kurtz, Donald V. Strategies of Legitimation and the Aztec State, Ethnology, October 1984
Katz, Friedrich. The Evolution of Aztec Society, Past & Present, April 1958
Kampen, M. E. Classic Veracruz Grotesques and Sacrificial Iconography, Man, March 1978
Lamb, Ursula. Religious Conflicts in the Conquest of Mexico, Journal of the History of Ideas, October 1956
MacCurdy, George Grant. The Obsidian Razor of the Aztecs, American Anthropologist, July-September 1900
MacLeod, Christie William. Economic Aspects of Indigenous American Slavery, American Anthropologist, October-December 1928
Malmstrom, Vincent H. Geographical Origins of the Tarascans, Geographical Review, January 1995
Martens, Frederick H. Music in the Life of the Aztecs, The Musical Quarterly, July 1928
McQuown, Norman A. The General History of the Things of New Spain, by Bernardino de Sahagun, The Hispanic American Historical Review, May 1958
Miller, Mary Ellen. A Re-Examination of the Mesoamerican Chacmool, The Art Bulletin, March 1985
_____. The Ballgame, Record of the Art Museum, Princeton University, 1989
Mundy, Barbara E. Mapping the Aztec Capital: The 1524 Nuremberg Map of Tenochtitlan, Its Sources and
Meanings, Imago Mundi, 1998
Ortiz de Montellano, Bernard R. Aztec Cannibalism: An Ecological Necessity? Science, May 12, 1878
_____. Empirical Aztec Medicine, Science, April 1975
_____. Counting Skulls: Comment on the Aztec Cannibalism Theory of Harner-Harris, American Anthropologist, June 1983
Phillips, George Brinton. The Metal Industry of the Aztecs, American Anthropologist, October-December 1925
Rounds, J. Lineage, Class, and Power in the Aztec State, American Ethnologist, February 1979
Smith, Michael E. The Aztlan Migrations of the Nahuatl Chronicles: Myth or History? Ethnohistory, Summer 1984
_____ and Frances F. Berdan. Archaeology and the Aztec Empire, World Archaeology, February 1992
_____, Cynthia Heath-Smith and Lisa Montiel, Excavations of Aztec Urban Houses at Yautepec, Mexico, Latin American Antiquity, June 1999
Spence, Michael W. The Obsidian Industry of Teotihuacan, American Antiquity, October 1967
Stevenson, Emma Reh. Aztec Temple, Sealed Four Centuries Ago, Reopened, The Science News-Letter, January 1928
Winkelman, Michael. Aztec Human Sacrifice: Cross-Cultural Assessments of the Ecological Hypothesis, Ethnology, Summer, 1998
Museum Head Dies As Result of Shot, Trenton Evening Times, May 14, 1945, 4
Aztec mural melds cultures The Miami Herald,  Jan. 22, 2006
 

VIDEOS
The Aztec Empire (In Search of History)
Aztec Temple of Blood Documentary (Unsolved History - Discovery Civilization)
Tenochtitlan (History Channel)
Engineering An Empire: The Aztecs (History Channel)
Blood and Flowers-In search of the Aztecs (BBC Learning)
Hernando Cortez and Malinche
The Conquerors -- Cortes: Conqueror of Mexico (History Channel)