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Book/Printed Material Materiales y energía en la arquitectura de Teotihuacan

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Title

  • Materiales y energía en la arquitectura de Teotihuacan

Summary

  • "The main objective of this book is to evaluate the energy involved in the transformation processes that the urban settlement of Teotihuacan caused in the homonymous valley. Analogously to a modern city, where the impact of human activity leaves traces in the immediate environment , in the city of Teotihuacan, the exploitation and use of volcanic tuff, tezontle, sediments, etc. are manifested in the caves and depressions currently visible in the area.Other materials, still present in great quantity, came from remote places, so the effects of their exploitation are not perceived in the valley and have not deserved enough attention in their place of origin, which has led to research into the resources available to the ancient settlers, the technological knowledge necessary to take advantage of them, the materials they obtained by exchange , what were the available energy sources and the average consumption to build and maintain the city. This is stated by the fact that, undoubtedly, many of their rites and beliefs must be related to the material elements and the essential energy inputs, as well as the location and orientation of the buildings. The extraordinary investment of energy and human labor involved in the construction of Teotihuacan can be explained, according to the authors, by the urgent need to control the threatening eruptive activity of neighboring volcanoes." -- Unedited translation of summary from book.

Names

  • Barba, Luis, author
  • Córdova Frunz, José Luis, author

Created / Published

  • México : Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas, 2010.

Contents

  • Geología -- Materiales volcánicos de construcción -- Estudios de los recubrimientos de cal -- Cálculo del consumo de madera -- Sedimentos -- Vulcanismo y culto a las montañas.

Headings

  • -  Teotihuacán Site (San Juan Teotihuacán, Mexico)
  • -  Indian architecture--Mexico--San Juan Teotihuacán
  • -  Buildings--Mexico--San Juan Teotihuacán--History
  • -  Building materials--Mexico--San Juan Teotihuacán--History
  • -  Nature--Effect of human beings on--Mexico--San Juan Teotihuacán--History
  • -  San Juan Teotihuacán (Mexico)--Antiquities
  • -  Indians of Mexico--Mexico--San Juan Teotihuacán--Antiquities

Notes

  • -  Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-170).
  • -  Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (UNAM website, viewed December 22, 2020).

Medium

  • 1 online resource (223 pages) : illustrations, maps

Call Number/Physical Location

  • F1219.1.T27

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2020396528

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  • Unrestricted online access

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  • pdf

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Chicago citation style:

Barba, Luis, Author, and José Luis Córdova Frunz. Materiales y energía en la arquitectura de Teotihuacan. México: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas, 2010. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2020396528/.

APA citation style:

Barba, L. & Córdova Frunz, J. L. (2010) Materiales y energía en la arquitectura de Teotihuacan. México: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2020396528/.

MLA citation style:

Barba, Luis, Author, and José Luis Córdova Frunz. Materiales y energía en la arquitectura de Teotihuacan. México: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas, 2010. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2020396528/>.