The “Mayanized” Mexicans

  title={The “Mayanized” Mexicans},
  author={Donald E. Mcvicker},
  journal={American Antiquity},
  pages={82 - 101}
After study of the murals recently discovered at Cacaxtla, Tlaxcala, Mexico, I conclude: (1) that the role played by the Late Classic Maya in the central Mexican highlands during the period A.D. 700—900 was much greater than previously assumed; (2) that a post-Teotihuacán art style and mythology was carried into the central Mexican highlands by conquering people from the Gulf Coast lowlands; and (3) that the term “Mexicanized Maya” can be reasonably rendered “Mayanized Mexican,” particularly in… 

The Historic Presence of Itza, Putun, and Toltec in the Maya Lowlands at the End of the Classic and Postclassic Periods

This chapter deals with the topic of human migration and population movements by addressing the long-discussed presence of Putunes, Toltecs, and Itza’s at the northern Maya Lowland city of Chichen

What Maya Collapse? Terminal Classic Variation in the Maya Lowlands

Interest in the lowland Maya collapse is stronger than ever, and there are now hundreds of studies that focus on the era from approximately A.D. 750 to A.D. 1050. In the past, scholars have tended to

The Return of Quetzalcoatl

Abstract Continuing analysis of the site of Chichen Itza suggests that its construction dates primarily to the Late Classic period, ca. a.d. 700–1000, rather than the Early Postclassic. This paper

Reinterpreting the Great Pyramid of Cholula, Mexico

Abstract The Great Pyramid of Cholula is both the largest and oldest continuously occupied building in Mesoamerica. Initial occupation of the ceremonial precinct began in the Late Formative period,

The Ceramics and Chronology of Cholula, Mexico

This revised sequence of cultural sequences for Cholula features a clearer understanding of Middle Formative settlement and the definition of ritual and domestic contexts from the Classic period, and there is now evidence for a gradual transition between Late Classic and Early Postclassic material culture.

The Venus-Rain-Maize Complex in the Mesoamerican World View: Part I

The importance attributed to the planet Venus by the ancient Mesoamericans is well known. Most famous is its malevolent aspect: according to some written sources from the post-Conquest central

Controlling for Doubt and Uncertainty Through Multiple Lines of Evidence: A New Look at the Mesoamerican Nahua Migrations

Nahuatl represents a relatively recent extension of the Uto-Aztecan language family into Mesoamerica. Ethnohistorians have linked Nahuatl's arrival to the historically attested migrations of nomadic

Central Mexico Postclassic

absolute time period: 1300-429 b.p.-includes the Epiclassic (1300/1250-1050/1000 b.p.), Early Postclassic (1050/1000-800 b.p.), Middle Postclassic (800-600 b.p.), and Late Postclassic (600-429 b.p.).

The Conquered Women of Cacaxtla

Abstract The vividly painted “Battle Mural” of Cacaxtla (Tlaxcala, Mexico) depicts the gory results of a battle between racially distinct factions, characterized by their opposing jaguar and bird


In the early 1880s, a finely carved Maya shell picture plaque was found at the Toltec capital of Tula, central Mexico, and was subsequently acquired by The Field Museum in Chicago. The shell was



Lowland to Highland Mexicanization Processes in Southern Mesoamerica

  • J. W. Fox
  • Political Science
    American Antiquity
  • 1980
An Epiclassic period (ca. A.D. 800-1000) Mexican-influenced archaeological pattern is delineated for the Río Negro and Río Motagua basins, the two principal arteries of highland Guatemala, which flow

Classic to Postclassic in Highland Central Mexico

The most reasonable view on the basis of present evidence is that the abandonment of Teotihuacan was not the direct result of the strength of another centralized power, although some outside populations may have been involved in a minor way.

Mesoamerican civilization and the idea of transcendence

How do ideas, or ideologies, articulate with other cultural systems? This is a complex question, and archaeologists, in their study of the rise and growth of civilizations, have been hesitant to

Historical Implications of a Pattern of Dates at Piedras Negras, Guatemala

Abstract Inscriptions at Piedras Negras are shown to form a pattern of discrete sets of records, each inscribed on a group of consecutive monuments beginning with a stela depicting the “ascension

The birds of Quetzalpapalotl

Abstract There are major contextural differences between the two bird forms carved on the pillars of the Acosta reconstruction of the Quetzalpapalotl courtyard. The frontal bird on the west side and

Xochicalco: Urban Growth and State Formation in Central Mexico

The data indicate that Xochicalco was a well-planned urban center and capital of a regional city-state that extended its domain throughout western Morelos by military conquest.

Pintura mural y mitología en Teotihuacan

La ciudad arqueológica de Teotihuacan necesita poca introducción. Está situada a unos cincuenta kilómetros al noreste de la ciudad de México, en el valle que también lleva el nombre de Teotihuacan y

The Structural Study of Myth

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27. Archaeological Synthesis of Southern Veracruz and Tabasco

  • M. Coe
  • Handbook of Middle American Indians, Volumes 2 and 3
  • 1965