Nahuatl for history. Explore the archaeology of Mesoamerica and South America.
Here is some tlatollotl about me. I am a third year Master's student in Anthropology. My primary area of interest is the Teuchitlan Tradition which spanned the Late Formative to Classic periods in Jalisco. My research interests are architectural energetics, landscape archaeology, symbolic archaeology, agency, corporate networks, migration, and linguistics.
Mayan ruins at Copan
Aztec Double Headed Serpent Mosaic Sculpture
Mesoamerican jaguar sculpture,The Jaguar was one of the mythological creations of the cultures of the Gulf Coast, the Olmec were the first to bring the animal to such high levels and was accepted by other cultures like Teotihuacan and the Mexica.
The Codex Zouche-Nuttall, Mixtec writing, Late Postclassic period, from Mexico.
It is one of three codices that record the genealogies, alliances and conquests of several 11th- and 12th-century rulers of a small Mixtec city-state in highland Oaxaca, the Tilantongo kingdom, especially under the leadership of the warrior Lord Eight Deer Jaguar Claw (who died early twelfth century at the age of fifty-two).
Artifact statement from the the British Museum:
This is one of a small number of known Mexican codices (screenfold manuscript books) dating to pre-Hispanic times. It is made of deer skin and comprises 47 leaves. The Codex contains two narratives: one side of the document relates the history of important centres in the Mixtec region, while the other, starting at the opposite end, records the genealogy, marriages and political and military feats of the Mixtec ruler, Eight Deer Jaguar-Claw. This ruler is depicted at top centre, next to his calendric name (8 circles and a deer’s head).
Very few Mesoamerican pictorial documents have survived destruction and it is not clear how the Codex Zouche-Nuttall reached Europe. In 1859 it turned up in a Dominican monastery in Florence. Years later, Sir Robert Curzon, 14th Baron Zouche (1810-73), loaned it to The British Museum. His books and manuscripts were inherited by his sister, who donated the Codex to the Museum in 1917. The Codex was first published by Zelia Nuttall in 1902.
Claude-Joseph Désiré Charnay (French, 1828-1915)
Albumen prints, Mayan ruins of Mexico
- Maison Du Nain, Uxmal. (1862-1863)
- Palais Des Nonnes, Uxmal. (1862-1863)