In an ancient Mesoamerican city, archaeologists find a narrow wealth gap

Aug 2, 2019
Present societies can learn from Teotihuacán's narrow wealth gap, says one archaeologist.
A woman on a man's shoulder's takes a picture of the Kukulcan Pyramid at the Mayan archaeological site of Chichen Itza in Yucatan State, Mexico in  2018.
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One of Barber's favorite finds was a flute (pictured above) made out of an animal's femur about 2,000 years ago. She found it buried with the remains of a 16-year-old from the same time period in Oaxaca, Mexico.
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