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Mesoamerican Art: Getting Started

An introduction to finding resources on Mesoamerican Art.

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 An illustration of the "One Flower" ceremony, from the 16th century Florentine Codex. The two drums are the teponaztli.

 Mesoamerican Art is the art of Mexico and Central America in the time prior to the arrival of the Europeans in the 15th century. Mesoamerican art thrived over a wide timescale from 1800 BCE to 1500 CE.

The University of St. Thomas Libraries have a wealth of information in print and online about the artists and their art. For a concise overview of the topic, head to Oxford Art Online for the introductory essay, "Mesoamerica, Pre-Columbian."

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