chapter  2
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The discovery of Aztec peasants

After I got tired of deecting the “most exciting nd” question, I decided to embrace it. My standard answer now is that my most important nds are bronze sewing needles. No, I hadn’t found the earliest bronze needles, and I didn’t discover the smelting technology for the rst time. Rather, I had excavated these tools in the trash heaps out behind the houses of Aztec peasants. Not very thrilling stu in comparison with a new tomb or pyramid, but if we want to learn about the Aztec people, these needles are really quite exciting.