The Tepanec Empire was based at the city state of Azcapotzalco when war with their Aztec neighbors to the north broke out in AD 1428. When the fighting was over in 1430, the Tepanecs became part of the Triple Alliance, who conquered most of Mexico as the Aztec civilization.
Susan Toby Evans and David L. Webster. 2001. Archaeology of Ancient Mexico and Central America: An Encylopedia
. Garland Publishing, Inc. New York.
This glossary entry is part of the Dictionary of Archaeology