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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Through the glass darkly: prehispanic obsidian procurement and exchange in southern Peru and northern Bolivia.
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Creoles, however, turned this powerful apparatus back upon itself by crafting syncretic histories that integrated the Prehispanic past as a cornerstone of cultural nationalism.
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org, Nelly Robles Garcia, director of the archaeological site, remarked the importance of this laboratory since "it will promote lecture of Monte Alban stelae in terms of Prehispanic past comprehension, because Zapoteca writing has not been totally deciphered yet".