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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
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pre-Columbian

[ˈpriːkəˈlʌmbɪən] ADJprecolombino
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Yet there has been much evolution in the relationship between man and hurricanes since the pre-Columbian era.
His fourteen-chapter story begins in the late pre-Columbian era, when cotton had long been cultivated for household subsistence by farmers from Central and South America to Africa, Persia, India, and South Asia--in short: in the global South avant la lettre.
This volume serves to introduces readers to the variety of coinage available from the pre-Columbian era to the colonial era.
Set in a broad spectrum of women spanning the pre-Columbian era to the present, Nancy Unger presents a fresh perspective on the importance of sex, sexuality and gender in the care and management of the American environment.
Although it at times covers some similar ground, it is centered in a rigorous attempt to understand a "Caribbean-Atlantic imaginary" over a long period of time, from the pre-Columbian era to the ending of slavery.
The collection includes speeches, letters, songs, stories and other texts divided into chronological sections covering periods from the pre-columbian era through the present.
More than just decorative, the objects examine the spiritual life and world view of the peoples from the Pre-Columbian era.
The site also includes wetlands and crops that existed during the pre-Columbian era of North America.
Volume I covers Cuba's national symbols; geography and the environment; Cuban history from the pre-Columbian era to the Revolutionary Period; economy and society; literature, and the social sciences.
The mummy is thought to be the best preserved body from the pre-Columbian era.
During the Flower Wars of the pre-Columbian era, subject emperors haggled, in advance, over the number of troops the Aztec hegemony would capture in annual battlefield rites.
In his examination of local marketing patterns in the pre-Columbian era, for instance, Hassig seems to make too little of exchange between the smallest entities, basing his explanation on insufficient evidence and possibly being influenced by an anachronistic focus on the dominating role of the cabecera ("head town') over sujeto ("subject community')-- later European introductions or interpretations.