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
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pre-Columbian

[ˈpriːkəˈlʌmbɪən] ADJprecolombino
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The site also includes wetlands and crops that existed during the pre-Columbian era of North America.
Despite international agreements to preserve national patrimonies, the illicit trade in pre-Columbian antiquities has been steadily increasing, according to scientists and art experts.
returned dozens of smuggled pre-Columbian artifacts to Honduras, reports AP (Sept.
In subsequent searches in the rio Tambor system other prospectors and I collected more raw Olmec blues as well as other blue, green and lavender jades that may have been used by the pre-Columbian cultures.
Guayule is believed to be the rubber source for the balls used in pre-Columbian Mexico for the various games played by the native people.
Principal among the gods of world mythology are the vanished (hence, "invisible") and vanquished pre-Columbian "carnival gods"--what Harris identifies as "masquerading 'block' gods" reigning from Mexico to the Caribbean to the Guianas: Quetzalcoatl, Kukulcan, Huracan, and Yourokon (Essays 12, 105-06).
From one light-filled studio comes the sound of music--snippets of classical compositions, pre-Columbian tunes performed with drums, flutes, and conchs, and swelling mariachi-style songs.
Historians may contend that "two-spirited" gay men in pre-Columbian America held positions of honor and enlightenment in their tribes, but the Navajo culture in which Darrell Joe grew up had no such tradition.
It is packaged in a 15-ounce bottle that resembles a jug, and features Kahlua's well-known red and yellow logo and pre-Columbian arches.
According to Miami-Dade County Archaeologist John Ricisak, the circle likely represents the remains of an important pre-Columbian aboriginal structure belonging to the now-extinct Tequesta Indians.
The Incan ice mummies should yield a wealth of information about pre-Columbian culture.