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Life in urban centers and cities was a characteristic of civilized life in Mesoamerica and Mesopotamia. In spite of differences in form and function (Marcus 1983), the majority of the Mesoamerican cities included a civic, administrative, and ceremonial core; they were also demographic concentrations that offered goods and services to the productive surrounding territories.

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Manzanilla, L. (1997). Teotihuacan. In: Manzanilla, L. (eds) Emergence and Change in Early Urban Societies. Fundamental Issues in Archaeology. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-1848-2_5

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