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Post-Classic stage

The Post-Classic Stage is a theoretical archaeological term applied to North and Meso-American societies that existed between 1200 CE and local contact with Europeans. This stage is the fifth of five stages posited by Gordon Willey and Philip Phillips' 1958 book Method and Theory in American Archaeology.[1]

Cultures of the Post-Classic Stage are defined distinctly by possessing developed urbanism and militarism. Ideologically, Post-Classic cultures are described as showing a tendency towards the secularization of society.[2]

Examples of cultures considered to be Post-Classic include the Aztecs and the late Maya.

The "Post-Classic Stage" followed the Classic stage and typically dates from AD 1200 to modern times.[3]

  1. The Lithic stage
  2. The Archaic stage
  3. The Formative stage
  4. The Classic stage
  5. The Post-Classic stage

See also

References

  1. ^ Willey, Gordon R. (1989). "Gordon Willey". In  
  2. ^ Gordon R. Willey and Philip Phillips (1957). Method and Theory in American Archaeology. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0-226-89888-9.
  3. ^ "Method and Theory in American Archaeology" (Digitised online by Questia Media).  


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