View of the Avenue of the Dead and the Sun pyramid from the Moon pyramid

Teotihuacan Research Laboratory

Teotihuacan was an immense city that flourished in the highlands of central Mexico, near modern Mexico City, from about 100 BC to AD 650, long before the Aztecs of the 1400s. This UNESCO World Heritage site houses an ASU-managed facility that provides a space for teams of students and researchers to study one of the largest cities in the ancient world. Teotihuacan has much to teach us about the origins and declines of cities, alternative forms of government, the nature of ancient urban life and the ways that religion, governance, markets and economies can change through time.