Maya art
Ancient Maya art refers to the material arts of the Maya civilization, an eastern and south-eastern Mesoamerican culture that took shape in the course of the later Preclassic period (500 BC to 200 AD)...
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...
Maya Water Temple Complex discovered where ritual offerings were made to placate the Rain God
Archaeologists have discovered that the Maya made offerings to Chaak, the rain god, at a newly discovered water temple complex alongside the sacred pools of Cara Blanca in Belize. The sacrifices appea
Maya architecture
Been traveling the world of the maya's last summer. Looking at architecture and finding new thoughts...
Pre-Columbian era
http://www.tmwmedia.com/910.html Discover the ancient civilizations that thrived in the Americas thousands of years before European settlers arrived. This pr...
Maya architecture - Maya ruines; architecture in the jungle
Been traveling the world of the maya's last summer. Looking at architecture and finding new thoughts...
Maya architecture
A unique and intricate style, Maya architecture spans several thousands of years. Often the most dramatic and easily recognizable as Maya are the stepped pyramids from the Terminal Pre-classic period ...
Maya script
The Mayan script, also known as Mayan glyphs or Mayan hieroglyphs, is the writing system of the Maya civilization of Mesoamerica, presently the only Mesoamerican writing system that has been substanti...
Maya codices
Maya codices (singular codex) are folding books stemming from the pre-Columbian Maya civilization, written in Maya hieroglyphic script on Mesoamerican bark cloth, made from the inner bark of certain t...
Maya ceramics
Maya ceramics are ceramics produced in the Pre-Columbian Maya culture of Mesoamerica. Through the years, the vessels took on different shapes, colors, sizes, and purposes. The intense artistic mosaics...
Maya textiles
Maya textiles are the clothing and other textile arts of the Maya peoples, indigenous peoples of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Belize. Women have traditionally ...
Maya Blue
Maya blue (Spanish: azul Maya) is a unique bright azure blue pigment manufactured by cultures of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, such as the Maya and Aztec.
The Maya blue pigment is a composite of ...
San Bartolo (Maya site)
San Bartolo is a small pre-Columbian Maya archaeological site located in the Department of Petén in northern Guatemala, northeast of Tikal and roughly fifty miles from the nearest settlement. San Bart...
Tezozomoctli Acolnahuacatl
Tezozomoctli Acolnahuacatl was an Aztec noble son of the tlatoani Axayacatl and brother of tlatoani Moctezuma II. He was the father of Diego Huanitzin and grandfather of Fernando Alvarado Tezozomoc.
Teocalli of the Sacred War
The Teocalli of the Sacred War (teocalli is Nahuatl for "temple"; Spanish: El Teocalli de la Guerra Sagrada) is the name given by archaeologist Alfonso Caso to a monolithic pre-Columbian miniature of ...
Tumebamba
Tumebamba, Tomebamba (hispanicized spellings) or Tumipampa (Kichwa) was a former city-state in the Inca federation, held by the ethnic Cañaris people; roughly translating to "plain of knives". Becaus...
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...
Aztlán
Aztlán (from Nahuatl: Aztlān, /ˈast͡ɬaːn/) is the legendary ancestral home of the Aztec peoples. Aztecah is the Nahuatl word for "people from Aztlan". The place Aztlan is mentioned in several ethn...
Maya Water Temple Complex discovered where ritual offerings were made to placate the Rain God
Archaeologists have discovered that the Maya made offerings to Chaak, the rain god, at a newly discovered water temple complex alongside the sacred pools of Cara Blanca in Belize. The sacrifices appea
Llactapata
Llaqtapata (Quechua) llaqta place (village, town, city, country, nation), pata elevated place / above, at the top / edge, bank (of a river), shore, pronounced 'yakta-pahta', hispanicized Llactapata) i...
Aztec Triple Alliance
The Mexica Triple Alliance (Nahuatl: Ēxcān Tlahtōlōyān, /ˈjéːʃkaːn̥ t͡ɬaʔtoːˈlóːjaːn̥/) or Aztec Empire began as an alliance of three Nahua city-states or "altepetl": Tenochtitlan, Texco...
Maya dance
In pre-Columbian Maya civilization, Ceremonial dance had great importance. However, since dance is a transient art, it is inherently difficult for archeologists to find and evaluate evidence of its ro...
Yaxchilan Lintel 24
Lintel 24 is the designation given by modern archaeologists to an ancient Maya limestone carving from Yaxchilan, in modern Chiapas, Mexico. The lintel dates to about AD 725, placing it within the Maya...
Jaina Island
Jaina Island is a pre-Columbian Maya archaeological site in the present-day Mexican state of Campeche. A small limestone island on the Yucatán Peninsula's Gulf coast with only a tidal inlet separating...
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...
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...
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 ...
Copán Altar Q
Altar Q is the designation given to one of the most notable of the rectangular sculpted stone blocks (dubbed "altars") recovered at the Mesoamerican archaeological site of Copán, present-day Honduras....
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...