A very striking fragment from a pottery figure of a nude curvaceous female. Pre-Columbian, possibly Guerrero, 2nd Millennium BC Size: 9.5 x 6.2 cms Fragment as shown Ex. private collection, Oxford, UK.
From : ScienceDaily: Ancient Civilization News For the first time in nearly 500 years, a full-size balsa-wood raft just like those used in pre-Columbian Pacific trade took to the water on Sunday, May 10. Only this time, instead of the Pacific coast between Mexico and Chile where such rafts carried goods between the great civilizations… Continue reading Ancient Trading Raft Sails Anew
Maya codices (singular codex) are folding books stemming from the pre-Columbian Maya civilization, written in Maya hieroglyphic script on Mesoamerican paper, made from the inner bark of certain trees, the main being the wild fig tree or Amate (Ficus glabrata). Paper, generally known by the Nahuatl word amatl, was named by the Mayas huun. The… Continue reading Mayan Codices