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Background Information--In Print
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."
Oxford Art Online
The most exhaustive background source for art research. Encyclopedias, dictionaries, the Grove Dictionary of Art and several other resources. Includes extensive image archives from several major North American museums. Limited to 5 simultaneous users.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures
A comprehensive source chronicling pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern Mesoamerica and covering art, archaeology, religious studies, anthropology, history, and historiography of the region.
Oxford Companion to Archaeology
Entries on human fossils, historical sites, geographical areas, and the people, history, theory, and substance of archaeology.
European Association of Mayanists
An academically oriented association promoting Mayan studies.
Maya Society of Minnesota--Speaker line-up
A local resource bringing in speakers and workshops.
Gale in Context: Biography
Biography in Context includes over 700,000 biographical entries covering more than 400,000 notable international figures from all time periods and areas of study.
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