Mar 7 - Brumfiel 1983 - Aztec State Making

Please answer two of the following three questions in a two part answer of 200 words each. 1. What are the general characteristics of chiefdoms that are evident in the 13th and 14th century polities in the region? Which of these are significant in terms of the emergence of the state? 2. In the sequence explored by Brumfiel (1983) how did the tribute payments from lesser nobles to paramount chiefs change through time in the Basin of Mexico? Provide two examples. 3. According to Brumfiel (1983), were structural factors ultimately more important than ecological variables in the emergence and continuation of the Aztec state? Provide two examples to support your assertion.