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Anasazi

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Art of the United States; Pre-Columbian Art. 249 words.

[Navajo: ‘the ancient ones’]

Term applied to the prehistoric ‘Basketmakers’ (fl to c. ad 750) of the south-western United States and their successors, the Pueblo tribes, who...

Caja-espiga

Paul Gendrop.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Pre-Columbian Art. 449 words.

[Sp.: ‘peg-and-socket joint’]

Construction method that enables an exact joint to be made between two pieces of wood, stone or other material by means of a tenon or peg (espiganull...

Causeway

Paul Gendrop.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Pre-Columbian Art. 496 words.

Term applied to a type of roadway, avenue or processional path characteristic of urban sites and groupings of structures within sites in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. At Classic period (c.null...

Chalchuapa

Robert J. Sharer.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Architecture; Latin American and Caribbean Art; Pre-Columbian Art. 641 words.

Pre-Columbian Maya site in the south-western Maya Highlands of El Salvador, c. 120 km south-east of Kaminaljuyú. Set at an altitude of c. 700 m, Chalchuapa comprises four main...

Chavín de Huántar

Henning Bischof.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Architecture; Latin American and Caribbean Art; Pre-Columbian Art. 1732 words.

Modern town, partially overlying a Pre-Columbian site in Ancash Department, Peru. Ancient Chavín de Huántar flourished between c. 1000 bc and c. 300 bc, and the ceremonial architecture...

Coatepantli

Richard A. Diehl.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Art Techniques and Principles; Pre-Columbian Art. 672 words.

[Náhuatl: ‘snake wall’]

Wall decorated with serpent motifs built adjacent to temple pyramids in the Post-Classic period (c. ad 900–1521) in cultures of Pre-Columbian...

Huastec

Beatriz de la Fuente.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Latin American and Caribbean Art; Pre-Columbian Art. 1620 words.

Region and culture of Mesoamerica, that produced distinctive Pre-Columbian architecture, sculpture, pottery and shell ornaments. From the Middle Pre-Classic period (c. 1000–c. 300 bc)...

Ixtlán del Río

Phil C. Weigand.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Architecture; Latin American and Caribbean Art; Pre-Columbian Art. 607 words.

Site in Narayit state, Mexico. The term is also used for an associated regional style of pottery and figurines. The site has an architectural complex that dates largely from the Early...

Malinalco

Richard F. Townsend.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Architecture; African Art (Sub-Saharan); Latin American and Caribbean Art; Pre-Columbian Art. 942 words.

Site of a 16th-century rock-cut Aztec temple, c. 60 km south-east of Mexico City. The temple at Malinalco is an example of a widespread type of ritual building described in...

Naj Tunich

Andrea Stone and Trent Barnes.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Architecture; Latin American and Caribbean Art; Pre-Columbian Art. 795 words.

Pre-Columbian Maya cave shrine in the Lowland Maya area, c. 30 km east of Poptún in Petén, Guatemala. Naj Tunich (Maya: ‘stone house’) lies at an elevation of 650 m along part of a...