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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Yagul

John Paddock and Trent Barnes.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Latin American and Caribbean Art; Pre-Columbian Art. 644 words.

Site in Mexico, in the Valley of Oaxaca, inhabited as early as c. 400 bc; an extremely compact small city flourished there in the Late Post-Classic period (c. ad 700–1521). Its...

Mitla

John Paddock and Trent Barnes.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Latin American and Caribbean Art; Pre-Columbian Art. 1132 words.

Site of a Pre-Columbian Zapotec and Mixtec city in the eastern arm of the Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico. Much confusion about Mitla has resulted from what Fray Francisco de Burgoa wrote...

Tairona

Warwick Bray and Trent Barnes.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Latin American and Caribbean Art; Pre-Columbian Art. 938 words.

Pre-Columbian peoples and cultures of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and adjacent Caribbean coast of Colombia, which flourished from the 7th or 8th century ad until the Spanish...

Casas Grandes

David M. Jones.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Latin American and Caribbean Art; Pre-Columbian Art. 718 words.

Pre-Columbian site, also the name given to an archaeological culture and region of northern Chihuahua, Mexico. Between c. 1060 and c. 1340 the site of Casas Grandes was an...

Lambityeco

John Paddock.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Latin American and Caribbean Art; Pre-Columbian Art. 695 words.

Site in Mexico, in the Valley of Oaxaca. It was a Pre-Columbian Zapotec settlement, and the modern name derives from the Zapotec terms for place (late) or flat area (lachi) and...

Tula

Richard A. Diehl and Trent Barnes.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Latin American and Caribbean Art; Pre-Columbian Art. 1213 words.

[Tollan]

Pre-Columbian city in Hidalgo, Mexico, that flourished as the capital city of the Toltec people between c. ad 950 and 1150–1200. Tula occupies a ridge overlooking...

Chupícuaro

Muriel Porter-Weaver.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Latin American and Caribbean Art; Pre-Columbian Art. 708 words.

Pre-Columbian site in Mexico, formerly on the Lerma River in southern Guanajuato, c. 129 km north-west of Mexico City. It gives its name to a distinctive ceramic style that flourished...

Tierradentro

Warwick Bray and Trent Barnes.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Latin American and Caribbean Art; Pre-Columbian Art. 570 words.

Pre-Columbian archaeological zone in the region of the headwaters of the River Magdalena, Cauca Department, Colombia. Dating evidence for the sites and artefacts is imprecise,...

Tarascan

Helen Perlstein Pollard.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Latin American and Caribbean Art; Pre-Columbian Art. 2539 words.

Pre-Columbian kingdom and associated culture that flourished in Mexico c. ad 1300–1521, in an area corresponding to the modern regions of Michoacán, adjacent Jalisco,...

Bahía

Jorge G. Marcos.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ceramic Arts, Pottery, and Glass; Latin American and Caribbean Art; Pre-Columbian Art. 498 words.

Pre-Columbian regional culture of coastal Ecuador that flourished c. 500 bcc. ad 500. Archaeological field research by Emilio Estrada and Matthew and Marion Stirling at Manta, Manabí,...

Chaco Canyon

R. Gwinn Vivian.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Art of the United States; Latin American and Caribbean Art; Native American Art; Pre-Columbian Art. 495 words.

Archaeological zone of Pre-Columbian towns and roads in North America, in the San Juan Basin, north-western New Mexico. Chaco Canyon was the centre from c. ad 850–1150 of...