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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Despite several campaigns against the persistence of prehispanic religious practices, it was only in the early years of the 1530s that the conversion programme in Tlaxcala started to make anything like promising headway (Gibson 1967: 33-34).
of Massachusetts-Boston) presents a historical and archaeological examination of the late prehispanic Isthmus Zapotec state, established at Tehuanatepec on the southwest coast of Mexico through conquest and colonization, and of the responses that its descendant populations made to the complex political, economic, and cultural changes wrought by Spanish colonialism.
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An institutional perspective on prehispanic Maya residential variation: Settlement and community at San Estevan, Belize.
Although King's initial plan was to focus on prehispanic settlements located in the agriculturally rich valley bottomlands, she quickly expanded the project's spatial and temporal focus after seeing that nearly half of the recorded archaeological sites were located in the surrounding mountains and some postdated the arrival of the Spanish to Mexico.
Among their topics is whether the Pueblos experienced economic growth, prehispanic Pueblo cotton cultivation with gravel-mulch technology, the network effects of Rio Grande Pueblo ritual, the economics of becoming: population coalescence and the production and distribution of ancestral Tewa pottery, and tobacco pipes as evidence for village specialization and inter-ethnic exchange.
Although it is a perishable material, and does not have good preservation, evidence has been found of the existence of chili in the Prehispanic era (7 000 and 5 000 B.C.) in various archaeological sites (Valley of Tehuacan, Puebla, Mexico) (Laborde and Pozo, 1984).
It was through it that goods from all over the world came to the islands, from preHispanic trade with nearby cultures to the Galleon Trade that lasted for almost three centuries.
(21) Tepeyac Hill, where the shrine of Guadalupe is located, was used by the Nahuas, a prehispanic tribe, as a worship center where priests assumed the qualities of the gods in elaborate and sacrificial rituals, with music and dances.
The Government of Ecuador, in a well-attended official ceremony, delivered to our Embassy an asset that is part of the national heritage, belonging to the Inca prehispanic style, developed in much of the Andean region of our country, which was recovered by the Ecuadorian customs authorities in September of last year, in the so-called Zehner Case.