The topic discussed in this special issue was originally addressed in the symposium no. 349 “Mesoamerican Figurines in Context. New Insights on Three-Dimensional Representations from Archaeology” chaired by Juliette Testard and Brigitte Faugère, during the 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA) in 2019. Since then, other researchers have joined the publication project, which allowed to broaden the perspectives and study contexts.

coordinated by Juliette Testard and Brigitte Faugère

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The Technological studies Special Issue offers some articles derived from the papers presented in the symposium “Estudios, metodología y filosofía de la tecnología. Una visión comparativa,” and several other contributions that reflect the growing interest in pre-Hispanic technologies. The symposium was held on July 10, 2019 at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City (

coordinated by Fernando López Aguilar, Laura Filloy and Alejandra Castañeda

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The Teotihuacan dossier is the result of the International Symposium “Rituels et pouvoirs à Teotihuacan” held on October 8 and 9, 2009 on the occasion of the exhibition “Teotihuacan, cité des dieux” which took place at the musée du quai Branly between October 6, 2009 and January 24, 2010 (

coordinated by Gregory Pereira

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The Altepetl dossier is the result of the symposium “Altepetl et quartiers. La composition des capitales urbaines en Mésoamérique préhispanique” which was organized by the ArchAm and Germ research units in collaboration with the GDRE “Past Crisis in the Americas,” and held on January 30, 2013 at the Maison de l’archéologie et ethnologie in Nanterre (France;

coordinated by M. Charlotte Arnauld

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