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  Mesoamerica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mesoamerica is the region extending from central Mexico south to the northwestern border of Costa Rica that gave rise to a group of stratified, culturally related agrarian civilizations spanning an approximately 3,000-year period before the European discovery of the New World by Columbus.
Mesoamerican is the adjective generally used to refer to that group of Pre-Columbian cultures.
Mesoamerica is also a canonical example of a Linguistic area: all of the major Mesoamerican languages show some subset of a pool of common traits, despite being made up of many different language families.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mesoamerica   (333 words)

 Mesoamerican Astrology
To most of the Mesoamerican ancient cultures the world of the stars and heavens were as alive as the world of humankind who inhabited the Middleworld.
The Mesoamerican perspective of, and preoccupation with, the Cardinal points (6) is because, the equinoctial points of the sun's passage, mark the movement of the celestial world and therefore, the Middleworld.
Likewise, at the Conquest, Mesoamericans believed the heavens to have thirteen levels, a vision of the universe reflected in the stratified Maya world of Pacal, for thirteen distinct corbels connect the tomb to the upper galleries.
www.astroconsulting.com /FAQs/mesoamerican_astrology.htm   (2609 words)

 Chronology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Chronology is the science of locating events in time.
A chronology may be either relative -- that is, locating related events relative to each other -- or absolute -- locating these events to specific dates in a Chronological Era.
Though chronologies formulated before the 1960s are subject to serious skepticism today, more recent results are more robust than readily appears to journalists and enthusiastic amateurs.
www.freecaviar.com /search.php?title=Chronology   (474 words)

The following partial chronology juxtaposes the major political and societal developments in the areas of the world, with records of concurrent astrological and astronomical developments for the same time periods.
The importance of these developments (in the European) is the degree with which the psychological control factors of both government and religious hierarchies begin to usurp individual rights and freedoms of the individual to empower themselves through the knowledge of astrology, and/or to seek an understanding philosophically of their own place within the universe.
The evidence is, that Mesoamerican cultures (the Olmec being the formative culture) were not unlike Babylonian cultures in their reverence for the cycles of Venus, worship of the goddess, nature and the heavens in general.
www.astroconsulting.com /FAQs/chronology.htm   (5032 words)

 Mesoamerica biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Mesoamerica is also a canonical example of a Linguistic area : all of the major Mesoamerican languages show some subset of a pool of common traits.
Mesoamerican civilizations included the Olmec, Zapotec, Teotihuacan, Maya, Mixtec, Huastec, Totonac, Toltec, Tarascan, and the Aztec.
In some writings from the 1920s and 1930s the alternative term Middle America was used to refer to Mesoamerica, but that acception of the term has generally fallen out of favor, see Middle America.
mesoamerica.biography.ms   (222 words)

 SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - Obsidian use in Mesoamerica
Obsidian was a highly integrated part of Mesoamerican daily and ritual life.
This widespread and varied use may be a significant contributor to this culture's lack of metallurgy.
Its importance to Mesoamerican societies has been compared to the value and importance of steel to modern civilization.
www.singaporemoms.com /parenting/Obsidian_use_in_Mesoamerica   (1151 words)

 FAMSI - John Pohl's Mesoamerica - Chronology of Mesoamerica
Archaeologists divide Mesoamerican civilizational development into three major time periods: the PreClassic or Formative period extending from 1500 B.C. 300, the Classic period extending from A.D. 300-950, and the PostClassic period extending from A.D. As Mesoamerican populations developed more intensive agricultural techniques, political specialists began to govern their societies.
The technology for smelting gold, silver, and copper, was introduced from Central and South America, while turquoise mined in the American southwest was exchanged for the plumage of Scarlet Macaws.
Olmec portraits are the first expressions in art of the emerging systems of social stratification that would characterize Mesoamerican civilization.
www.famsi.org /research/pohl/chronology.html   (880 words)

 Ancient Mesoamerican Writing (sans frames)
The oldest Mesoamerican writing is thought to be that of the Zapotecs in Oaxaca.
There are also large sheets known as Lienzos or Mapas that continue the picture writing tradition that have been painted in the Mixteca area through this century.
A revised chronology introduced by Emily Rabin almost two decades ago is finally to be published by her through Vanderbilt University in the near future.
pages.prodigy.com /GBonline/ancwrite-old.html   (632 words)

 Mixco Viejo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It is a moderate sized ruined city of the Mesoamerican chronologyPost-Classic Era Maya civilization/.
The ruins have the remains of over 120 major structures, including temples, palaces, and courts for playing the Mesoamerican ballgame.
Archeological excavations were carried out from 1954 through 1967 by the Museo d'Homme of Paris under the direction of archaeologist Henri Lehmann.
www.infothis.com /find/Mixco_Viejo   (217 words)

 Jess Nevins's Bookmarks - History
A chronology of Egypt's history, from 3100 BC to 383 CE; each entry has only a sentence or two, however.
Jordan: Mesoamerican chronology A lengthy (but brief in individual entries' descriptions) chronology of MesoAmerican history and archaeology.
Chronology of Islamic Civilization Not in-depth, but lengthy and worth a look.
www.geocities.com /ratmmjess/history.html   (10043 words)

 SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - Cival
Some buildings were decorated with stucco sculptures depicting Mesoamerican deities.
The project there originally began as part of investigations at the nearby Classic Maya site of Holmul, but attention was shiftied to Cival as Civil's age and improtance became apparent.
The excavations are sposored by Vanderbilt University and the National Geographic Society, the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, the Ahau Foundation, ARB, Interco Tire, PIAA and Warn Industries.
www.singaporemoms.com /parenting/Cival   (391 words)

 mesoamerican civilizations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Originally, thanks to a cultural template system of understanding people groups, there was no unified "Moche" -- only disparate groups defined by their artistic or technological style, e.g.
Also a comparison chronology to events in the rest of the world - !http://weber.ucsd.edu/~dkjordan/arch/mexchron.html
__ Here is a good overview of four Mesoamerican governments.
www.archaeolink.com /mesoamerican_civilizations.htm   (2385 words)

 Aztec, Olmec, and Mesoamerican Research by History Link 101
Welcome to History Link 101's Aztec, Olmec, and Mesoamerican Research Page.
History Link 101 is a site developed for World History Classes, by a World History Teacher.
Mesoamerican Astrological Knowledge One page essay on modern understanding of Pre-Columbian Astrological knowledge in Mesoamerica.
www.historylink101.com /1/aztec/aztec_research.htm   (197 words)

 Precolumbian Art of Mesoamerica - Web Resources and Image Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Note: these are resources on Mesoamerican art in general.
For specific cultures, please use the navigation links at the bottom of this page
Foundation For The Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc.
www.art-and-archaeology.com /timelines/mesoamer/meso.html   (49 words)

 Jordan: Mesoamerican Chronology
This chronology is designed to accompany Michael D. Coe's two books The Maya (6th edition, 1999) and Mexico (4th edition, 1994), on which it is largely based.
For a detailed chronology of the Aztecs/Mexica, click here.)
If you notice inconsistencies or errors or have better information, please let me know.
weber.ucsd.edu /~dkjordan/arch/mexchron.html   (3672 words)

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