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Gems for Hispanic Heritage Month: Maya Culture

Friday, September 27, 2019 | Karl Cole

For today’s Hispanic Heritage Month post, let’s look at the Maya culture. The early Pre-Classic Mayans occupied Chiapas in Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala until between 400 and 50 BCE, whe ...

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Art History Survey, A New Slant, No. 2: NOT The Dark Ages

Monday, November 17, 2014 | Karl Cole

The first migration of Asiatic peoples across the land bridge to the Americas began as early, and possibly earlier than 25,000–9000 BCE. By 10,000 BCE, they had migrated as far south as Tierra d ...

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One Day in 1839

Monday, April 18, 2011 | Karl Cole

Always the geek interested in little-discussed aspects of the history of art, I bring you the art of a true pioneer! It took three centuries for some archeologists/art historians to become interested ...

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Mayan Textiles

Monday, December 14, 2009 | Karl Cole

I am always fascinated when I stop to think about indigenous cultures that have flourished culturally for many, many centuries. True, we in the West consider the ancient Greek and Roman cultures as ou ...

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Mayan Honduras

Monday, November 30, 2009 | Karl Cole

We in the western hemisphere don’t have to look very far to find a civilization that rivals that of ancient Greece and Rome. The Mayan culture in Central America thrived for almost 3000 years in ...

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Mayan Ceramics

Monday, July 20, 2009 | Karl Cole

I find it very interesting (in my geeky, art historian way) to contrast the art of cultures from all over the non-Western world and compare them to the “epitome” of aesthetics in the West, ...

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