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Articles with keyword "pre-Columbian"


The Art of Mestizaje

A website and DVD examine the fusion of cultures in Latin American artwork.


Lords of Creation

An exhibition sheds light on the roots of Maya kingship.

Cholula-style ceramic goblet


Artists Rule

How a feathered serpent god presided over a forgotten golden age of Mexican art.


Survival of the Luckless

Captain Bernardo de Vargas Machuca’s 1599 Indian Militia was called by historian Geoffrey Parker the “first manual of guerrilla warfare ever published.” Thomas Jefferson kept a copy on his bo

Tecuani mask from the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas


Mexic-Arte Museum

Cortez’s conquest of the Aztecs, the Seven Deadly Sins, and Mexican Independence are among the many themes of the masked dances of the Nahua Indians of central Mexico.

Sandal made of yucca fibers, artifact of Franktown Cave in Colorado


University of Denver Archaeological Collections

Fashioned from yucca fibers, the sandal pictured here was probably worn over five thousand years ago and is one of the oldest artifacts found at Franktown Cave in southern Colorado.