By Ian Banks, Duncan Evans

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This common language of power—which not only included hieroglyphic inscriptions but also encompassed a repertoire of imagery incorporating recognizable symbol systems and formal conventions—became absolutely central to the display and justification of hierarchical authority during the Late Preclassic period. Beyond elite legitimation, however, it addressed issues of social organization and the relationship between the natural world and supernatural sphere that helped to structure and define a Late Preclassic worldview.

Yet, the monuments and their messages were more than reactionary devices to the forces of economic wealth and distribution, political organization, or the control of limited natural resources or agriculturally productive land. To borrow Ringle’s (1999: 214) words with regards to the monumental architecture of the Late Preclassic Maya, Izapan style monuments “fostered growth, prosperity, and political expansion,” instead of simply responding to it. They were key players in the Late Preclassic landscape and actors upon the stage of history, participating within a dialogue of sculpture, architecture, and performer that formulated messages of rulership, power, social cohesion, and humans’ relationship to the earth and supernatural sphere.

Reilly (1999, 2002: 44) suggested that Monuments 41 and 42, originally identified as columns by Coe and Diehl (1980: 350–353), may be early stelae (fig. 15). 16. Chalcatzingo Monument 1. Photo by Linda Schele. 17. Oxtotitlan Mural 1. Photo by F. Kent Reilly III. pieces, Monument 42, was deeply buried in a stratum dated to circa 1050 BC, during the Early Preclassic period, making it the oldest monument at the site. Other potential prototypes for the stela form also exist, such as petroglyphs and paintings on natural rock formations such as Chalcatzingo Monument 1 (fig.

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