pre-Columbian

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pre-Co·lum·bi·an

also pre·co·lum·bi·an (prē′kə-lŭm′bē-ən)
adj.
Of, relating to, or originating in the Americas before the arrival of Columbus: pre-Columbian art.

pre-Columbian

adj
(Historical Terms) of or relating to the Americas before they were discovered by Columbus

pre-Co•lum•bi•an

(ˌpri kəˈlʌm bi ən)

adj.
of or pertaining to the Americas before the arrival of Columbus.
[1885–90]

pre-Columbian

Belonging to the Americas in the period before the arrival of Christopher Columbus.
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Adj.1.pre-Columbian - of or relating to or originating in the Americas before the arrival of Columbus
Translations

pre-Columbian

[ˈpriːkəˈlʌmbɪən] ADJprecolombino
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Recurring migrations within the Americas, including forced resettlements of conquered peoples by pre-Columbian civilizations, helped to shape regional genetic profiles, he says.
Not only was gold a popular choice in pre-Columbian civilizations, but it remains a solid option for portfolios today.
He includes introductory information on Ecuador's cultural, economic, and social history, as well as its geography, people, and religion, then details its indigenous and colonial past, from pre-Columbian civilizations and the Inca conquest to the Spanish colonial period; independence and the early republic; conservative modernization from 1860-1895; various leaders, such as Gabriel GarcA-a Moreno, JosA[c] de Veintemilla, JosA[c] MarA-a Velasco Ibarra, and Elroy Alfaro; revolution, reform, and war from 1925-1948; the Liberal Revolution of 1895; periods of political stability; the Citizen's Revolution; and various economic booms: the Cacao Boom, Banana Boom, and Oil Boom.
Colour your way through the history of Pre-Columbian civilizations in ancient Mexico with this fun, educational book.
A broad conception of terms such as "nature" and "environment" allows Miller to carve out an engaging historical picture that begins at the time of pre-Columbian civilizations and takes us through to today's ongoing urbanization.
She also befriended artist Diego Rivera, who encouraged her to research pre-Columbian civilizations and delve into ancient instruments.
Northern Europeans now rewrote New-World history, abandoning the classical analogies earlier used to describe pre-Columbian civilizations.
4) Each Amerindian masked deity reappears in present-day public festivals of carnival in folk art and popular rituals, no longer a symbol of the splendor of pre-Columbian civilizations, but of the indigenous carnival gods who have since "disappeared.
Consider just the three great pre-Columbian civilizations.
The Memorial's activities are organized by the Brazilian Center of Latin American Studies and include concerts in the six-teen-hundred-seat Simon Bolivar Auditorium, as well as activities in the Creativity Pavilion, such as exhibitions of folk art from Latin America, most notably those countries with pre-Columbian civilizations, such as Inca, Aztec, Olmec, and Maya.
The artwork of these pre-Columbian civilizations was dignified and energetic.
Aimed at students and general readers, this text surveys the history of Mexico, from ancient pre-Columbian civilizations through the 2006 elections.