HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS AND PRE-COLUMBIAN MESOAMERICA

@article{Kaufman2009HISTORICALLA,
  title={HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS AND PRE-COLUMBIAN MESOAMERICA},
  author={Terrence S. Kaufman and John S. Justeson},
  journal={Ancient Mesoamerica},
  year={2009},
  volume={20},
  pages={221 - 231}
}
Abstract This article presents some of the authors' perspectives on the past 20 years of work that applies the results of research in historical linguistics to the understanding of the histories and cultural practices of pre-Columbian Mesoamericans. It focuses on major cultural transformations to which both historical linguistic and archaeological data can contribute, such as the spread of agriculture, and migrations in Mesoamerican prehistory. It also addresses major culture-historical studies… 
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