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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A consummate rag-picker, Benwell mines such diverse fields as ancient Greek sculpture, Picasso's paintings, preColumbian pottery and 18th century porcelain painting for a rich palette of formal references; as John McPhee has noted: "While it is possible to occasionally identify a source, Benwell always manages to create an unexpected shape.
Precolumbian Chiefdom Settlements with Stone Spheres of the Diquis in Costa Rica include four archaeological sites located in the Diquis Delta in southern Costa Rica, which are considered unique examples of the complex social, economic and political systems of the 500-1500 AD period.
Volcanic impediments in the progressive development of precolumbian civilizations in the ecuadorian Andes.
Selected masterworks from the Kimbell's permanent collection, including old master paintings by artists such as Michelangelo, Caravaggio and Rembrandt, and superb examples of Asian, Precolumbian and African art, will inaugurate the Renzo Piano Pavilion.
The narrative of Stela 44 is full of twists and turns of the kind that are usually found in time of war but rarely detected in Precolumbian archaeology," Freidel said.
Contributions address theoretical, cultural, and environmental contexts and present the specifics of archaeobotanical research, zooarchaeology, precolumbian human skeletal remains, pottery variability, shell artifacts, lithic acquisition and use, the 1995 excavations of Caloosahatchee II deposits, Pineland during the Spanish period, and the sites' environmental and cultural history, among other topics.
Expressing both affinity for the preColumbian cultures of Magallanes and pride in the region's natural landscape, "Cancion del viento" proclaims, "This is the history that the ice wrote with the blood of the Indian, and the shame of the straits, while Watawuineiwa created the fjords and shaped the canals.