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Dogs and Their Collars in Ancient Mesoamerica
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Dogs and Their Collars in Ancient Mesoamerica

Dogs were an integral aspect of the lives of the people of Mesoamerica regardless of their location or culture and, throughout the region, were recognized as liminal beings belonging not only to the natural world and that of humans but to...
The Ball Game of Mesoamerica
Articleby Mark Cartwright

The Ball Game of Mesoamerica

The sport known simply as the Ball Game was played by all the major Mesoamerican civilizations and the impressive stone courts became a feature of many cities. More than just a game, it could have a religious significance and featured in...
Maya Ruins of San Gervasio on Cozumel
Imageby James Blake Wiener

Maya Ruins of San Gervasio on Cozumel

This photograph shows some Maya ruins from the San Gervasio archaeological site, which is located on the island of Cozumel in Mexico. In the center, one sees the "Niches" structure, which was once composed of miniature shrines that were built...
Maya Tikal Glyph
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Maya Tikal Glyph

The Maya glyph for Tikal. From a stela in the Archaeological Museum of Tikal.
Maya Jade Plaque
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Maya Jade Plaque

A Maya jade plaque from Nebaj, Guatemala. Created around 600. (National Museum of Guatemala)
Maya Incense Burner
Imageby James Blake Wiener

Maya Incense Burner

A Maya incense burner in the form of Itzamnaaj. The god wears a costume with feline headdress. Painted ceramic, c. 1200-1521, Peten, Guatemala (St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri)
Maya Noble Relief from Tabasco
Imageby James Blake Wiener

Maya Noble Relief from Tabasco

This Maya relief depicting a nobleman is made from chalkstone, and it comes from what is present-day Tabasco, Mexico. It dates from the Late Classic Period around the year 780 CE. (Museum Rietberg, Z├╝rich).
Maya Urn with Jaguar Figure & Skulls
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Maya Urn with Jaguar Figure & Skulls

A polychrome urn with a jaguar figure and skulls. Classic Maya, 600-900 CE, Guatemala. (Walters Art Museum, Baltimore)
Maya Warrior
Imageby James Blake Wiener

Maya Warrior

A seated Maya warrior. This stone and plaster figure is from the exterior of The Temple of the Warriors, Chichen Itza. Mexico, 1000-1100 CE. (St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri)
Maya Tripod Bowl
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Maya Tripod Bowl

3-4th century CE, Guatemala, Mesoamerica. Metropolitan Museum of Art A favored vessel type of the Maya lowlands was one made in the shape of a tropical bird, perhaps a cormorant, in the act of catching a fish in its beak. The bird's forehead...
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