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A Mesoamerican ballcourt is a large masonry structure of a type...

wikipedia - 13 Nov 2016
A Mesoamerican ballcourt is a large masonry structure of a type used in Mesoamerica for over 2,700 years to play the Mesoamerican ballgame, particularly the hip-ball version of the ballgame. More than 1,300 ballcourts have been identified, 60% in the last 20 years alone.[when?] Although there is a tremendous variation in size, in general all ballcourts are the same shape: a long narrow alley flanked by two walls with horizontal, vertical, and sloping faces. Although the alleys in early ballcourts wer
mesoamerican ballcourt

How the ancient Maya reared dogs for food

CNN - 23 Mar 2018
A new chemical analysis of animal bones found in a 3,000-year-old city in modern-day Guatemala provides the earliest picture yet of how the Mesoamerican civilization -- that stretched across Mexico, Guatemala and Belize and peaked between 250 and 900 ...
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Accidental heroes: a Mexican concrete master mix

wallpaper.com - 12 Oct 2017
In 2014 they started work on Casa Zicatela, a beach house in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, the first building they designed from scratch. The house is modelled on a Mesoamerican ballcourt, with its central element flanked by large, symmetrical stepped walls.
mesoamerican ballcourt

Crocodile Carving Played Ritual Role in Ancient Mesoamerican City

Live Science - 02 Sep 2016
A centuries-old stone crocodile carving used in Mesoamerican rituals was recently discovered in Mexico, offering clues about an ancient city's ceremonial practices, and its relationship with a larger city nearby. Archaeologists found the slab of carved ...
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Rafa Esparza: 'for you and the sky'

Santa Barbara Independent - 04 Oct 2017
Drawing on both the proximity of the Santa Barbara Mission, where Esparza was taken with his 4th-grade class, and the equally ubiquitous, school-skewed history of the Mesoamerican ball court, he and his helpers have constructed a room within a room ...
mesoamerican ballcourt

The believer

Science Advances - 18 Jan 2018
UCLA archaeologist Richard Lesure sorts through ceramics he excavated 27 years ago at Paso de la Amada on the Chiapas coast, home to Mesoamerica's first known ball court and elite residences. With NWAF support, Lesure has spent nearly 3 decades ...
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Oaxaca's Pre-Hispanic Monte Albán Ruins to Be Restored

Smithsonian - 11 May 2018
Founded in the 6th century B.C., Monte Albán was once a thriving Mesoamerican metropolis inhabited by the Olmecs, the Zapotec and the Mixtec civilizations. Today, it's an Unesco World Heritage site that tells the story of these three pre-Hispanic ...
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Teotihuacán's Grid System Analyzed

Archaeology - 21 Sep 2017
Mesoamerican cities usually had a well-planned central area of temples, a palace, a ball court, and a plaza surrounded by a residential area. Smith says the residential areas were often haphazardly arranged, but all of Teotihuacán was arranged on a ...
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An archaeological adventure visiting Mexico's pyramid cities

Phys.Org - 05 Feb 2018
More impressive visually was Teotihuacan, an hour outside Mexico City. Teotihuacan, which predated the Aztecs, was established in the second century B.C. in the Mesoamerica era and lasted almost 1,000 years. Lurching skyward and seen for miles around, ...

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