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Early Mesoamerican monumentality

Monumental architecture is fundamental for understanding ancient complex societies as it is the result of coordinated projects that frame political and ceremonial activity1. A new study documents hundreds of architectural centres in Mexico, revealing monumental architecture at a scale unimaginable even a decade ago2.

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Fig. 1: Mesoamerican monumental sculpture.

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Rosenswig, R.M. Early Mesoamerican monumentality. Nat Hum Behav 5, 1469–1470 (2021).

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