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Guilá Naquitz

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology.

Is a small cave (elevation: 6,320 feet [1,925 m]) some 3 miles (5 km) northwest of Mitle, Oaxaca, Mexico. Its dry location in the Piedmont of the Valley of Oaxaca ...

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Huave

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

(also spelled Huavi and Wabi) have been called Monticos and Mareños (“people of the sea”); they prefer the last of these designations. Within the complex ethnic landscape of the Isthmus ...

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Isthmus of Tehuantepec

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

With just over 200 kilometers (135 miles) separating the Gulf of Mexico from the Pacific Ocean, the Isthmus of Tehuantepec is second only to the Isthmus of Panama as the ...

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Mesoamerica

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

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An area which extends from central Honduras and Costa Rica through Mexico to Tamaulipas and Sinaloa that was first defined in 1943 by Paul Kirchoff as a geographical and...

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Mexico

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Mexico is no longer a one-party state—elections are now fiercely contested

Some have suggested that Mexico's most important geographical feature is the 2,000-mile border it shares...

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Mitla

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

An ancient city in southern Mexico, to the east of the city of Oaxaca, now a noted archaeological site. Believed to have been established as a burial site by the Zapotecs, it was eventually...

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Monte Albán

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — History of the Americas.

An ancient city, now in ruins, in Oaxaca, southern Mexico. Occupied from the 8th century bc, it was a centre of the Zapotec culture from about the 1st century bc to the 8th century ad,...

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Nochixtlán Valley

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

The Mixteca of Oaxaca is an internally diversified area made up of numerous cultural-geographical provinces. One subregion of the area, the Nochixtlán Valley, has been a crucible for the...

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Origins of Food Production In Mesoamerica

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology.

Mesoamerica was one of several independent centers of prehistoric plant cultivation and eventual domestication, leading ultimately to the development of agriculturally based societies. Food...

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Río Viejo

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

This pre-Columbian urban center in the Río Verde Valley (Oaxaca, Mexico) is situated in the floodplain of the lower Río Verde, about 15 kilometers (10 miles) north of the Pacific ...

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