El Mirador
89°55′13.55″W / 17.7550500°N 89.9204306°W / 17.7550500; -89.9204306El Mirador is a large pre-Columbian Mayan settlement, located in the north of the modern department of El Pe...
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South America: The Original Cultures - Ancient Man and His First Civilizations
The enigma of ancient South American development, [cultures evolving to the building of Monumental Structures BEFORE they have even learned to make ceramics - pottery], is wonderfully illustrated by w...
The Tombs of El Mirador
Before he became Mel Gibson's lead consultant on the movie Apocalypto, Richard Hansen spent decades exploring the ruins of the ancient Maya. Now, he excavate...
Pre-Columbian era
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Pre-Columbian era
The pre-Columbian era incorporates all period subdivisions in the history and prehistory of the Americas before the appearance of significant European influences on the American continents, spanning...
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Izana
The Izana creation myth is an Incan Tribe Myth. In the beginning there were only humans on earth. These humans had possessed God like powers. The humans continued to grow and cover the earth until it...
South America: The Original Cultures - Ancient Man and His First Civilizations
The enigma of ancient South American development, [cultures evolving to the building of Monumental Structures BEFORE they have even learned to make ceramics - pottery], is wonderfully illustrated by w...
Gerónimo de Aguilar
Gerónimo de Aguilar O.F.M. (1489–1531) was a Franciscan friar born in Écija, Spain. Aguilar was later involved with the 1519 Spanish conquest of Mexico, and with La Malinche he assisted Hernán Cortés...
Tlatelolco (archaeological site)
Tlatelolco is an archaeological excavation site in Mexico City, Mexico where remains of the pre-Columbian city-state of the same name have been found. It is centered on the Plaza de las Tres Culturas,...
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Tzolk'in
Tzolk'in ([t͡sol ˈkʼin], from the revised Guatemala Mayan languages Academy orthography, which is preferred by the linguists of the Summer Institute of Linguistics; formerly and commonly tzolkin) is t...
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Altepetl
The altepetl (/alˈtepetɬ/), in Pre-Columbian and Spanish conquest-era Aztec society, was the local, ethnically based political entity. It is usually translated into English as "city-state". The word i...
Inca education
Inca education during the time of the Inca Empire was divided into two principal spheres: education for the upper classes and education for the general population. The royal classes and a few speciall...
Aztec use of entheogens
The ancient Aztecs employed a variety of entheogenic plants and animals within their society. The various species have been identified through their depiction on murals, vases, and other objects. The ...
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Teoyaomicqui
In Aztec mythology, Cihuacoatl /siwaˈkoːaːt͡ɬ/ ("snake woman"; also Cihuacóatl) was one of a number of motherhood and fertility goddesses. Cihuacoatl was sometimes known as Quilaztli.Cihuacoatl was es...
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Mesoamerican chronology
Mesoamerican chronology divides the history of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica into several periods: the Paleo-Indian (first human habitation–3500 BCE), the Archaic (3500–2000), the Preclassic o...
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Kingdom of Cusco
The Kingdom of Cusco (sometimes spelled Cuzco and in Quechua Qosqo or Qusqu) was a small kingdom in the Andes that began as a small city-state founded by the Incas around the 12th century. In time, th...
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Tepoztecatl
In Aztec mythology, Tepoztecatl /teposˈteːkat͡ɬ/ (from tepoztli "workable metal" /teˈpost͡ɬi/ and tēcatl "person" /ˈteːkat͡ɬ/ ) or Tezcatzontecatl /teːskat͡sonˈteːkat͡ɬ/ (from tēzcatl /teːskat͡ɬ/ "m...
Texcotzingo
Texcotzingo (alternatively, Tetzcotzingo) is contested as one of the first extant botanical gardens in the world, along with Montezuma's gardens in Huastepec. The gardens and archaeological site are l...
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Woodland period
The Woodland period of North American pre-Columbian cultures was from roughly 1000 BCE to 1000 CE in the eastern part of North America. The term "Woodland Period" was introduced in the 1930s as a gene...
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Inkan Aqueducts
The Incan aqueducts refer to any of a series of aqueducts built by the Inca people. The Inca built such structures to increase arable land and provide drinking water and baths to the population. Due t...
Barro negro pottery
Barro negro pottery ("black clay") is a style of pottery from Oaxaca, Mexico distinguished by its color, sheen and unique designs. Oaxaca is one of few Mexican states which is characterized by the con...
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Macehualtin
The mācēhualtin (IPA: /maːseːˈwaltin/, singular mācēhualli /maːseːˈwalli/) were the commoner social class in the Mexica Empire.During the reign of Moctezuma II (1502–1520), they were banned from servi...
Maya jaguar gods
The pre-Columbian Maya religion knew various jaguar gods, in addition to jaguar demi-gods, (ancestral) protectors, and transformers. The main jaguar deities are discussed below. Their associated narra...
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Tlacopan
19°27′32″N 99°11′16″W / 19.458765°N 99.187755°W / 19.458765; -99.187755 Tlacopan (meaning "florid plant on flat ground"), also called Tacuba, was a Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican c...
Incan agriculture
The Incan civilization was predominantly an agricultural society. The Incas took advantage of the soil, overcoming the adversities of the Andean terrain and weather. The adaptation of agricultural tec...
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Castillo de Teayo (Mesoamerican site)
Castillo de Teayo is a mesoamerican Prehispanic archeological site and Mesoamerican pyramid, located in the La Huasteca region in northern Veracruz, Mexico. The main access to the site is via Federal ...
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Aztec writing
Aztec or Nahuatl writing is a pictographic and ideographic pre-Columbian writing system with a significant number of logograms and syllabic signs which was used in central Mexico by the Nahua people. ...
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Macana
The term macana, of Taíno origin, refers to various wooden weapons used by the various native cultures of Central and South America.The earliest meaning attributed to macana is a sword-like weapon mad...
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Pre-Columbian art
Pre-Columbian art refers to the visual arts of indigenous peoples of the Caribbean, North, Central, and South Americas until the late 15th and early 16th centuries, and the time period marked by Chri...
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Quiriguá
Quiriguá ([kiɾiˈɣwa]) is an ancient Maya archaeological site in the department of Izabal in south-eastern Guatemala. It is a medium-sized site covering approximately 3 square kilometres (1.2 sq&#...
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