Mesoamerican
adjective see Mesoamerica

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  • Mesoamerican — I noun a member of one of the various peoples inhabiting Mesoamerica • Hypernyms: ↑American II adjective of or relating to the people of Mesoamerica or their languages or cultures • Derivationally related forms: ↑Mesoamerica * * * |me](ˌ)zō, |mē] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mesoamerican — See Mesoamerica. * * * …   Universalium

  • Mesoamerican — adjective Of or pertaining to Mesoamerica …   Wiktionary

  • mesoamerican — meso·american …   English syllables

  • Mesoamerican architecture — is the set of architectural traditions produced by pre Columbian cultures and civilizations of Mesoamerica, traditions which are best known in the form of public, ceremonial and urban monumental buildings and structures. The distinctive features… …   Wikipedia

  • Mesoamerican chronology — divides the history of pre Columbian Mesoamerica into several periods: the Paleo Indian (first human habitation–3500 BCE), the Archaic (3500–2000), the Preclassic (2000 BCE–200 CE), the Classic (200 CE–1000CE), and the Postclassic (1000 CE–1697… …   Wikipedia

  • MESOAMERICAN ARCHITECTURE —    Mesoamerican architecture refers to the structures of the various cultures that existed in modern day Mexico and parts of Central America, including Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, and parts of Nicaragua. After the arrival of Hernán Cortés in… …   Historical Dictionary of Architecture

  • Mesoamerican pyramids — Mesoamerican pyramids, pyramid shaped structures, are an important part of ancient Mesoamerican architecture. These structures were usually step pyramids with temples on top – more akin to the ziggurats of Mesopotamia than to the pyramids of… …   Wikipedia

  • Mesoamerican creation myths — are the collection of creation myths attributed to, or documented for, the various cultures and civilizations of pre Columbian Mesoamerica. The Maya gods included Kukulkán (also known by the K iche name Gukumatz and the Aztec name Quetzalcoatl)… …   Wikipedia

  • Mesoamerican languages — Maya glyphs in stucco at the Museo de sitio in Palenque, Mexico. An example of text in a Mesoamerican language written in an indigeous mesoamerican writing system Mesoamerican languages are the languages indigenous to the Mesoamerican cultural… …   Wikipedia

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