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Of, relating to, or being a time following a classical period, as in art or literature.
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(ˌpəʊstˈklæsɪkəl) or


(Historical Terms) history relating to or occurring in the period of time after a classical period, esp the classical period of ancient Greece and Rome
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In sections on the cultural history of the Pa'ka'n dynasty and technical analysis at El Zotz, they consider such topics as ruling through defense: the rise of an Early Classic dynasty at El Zotz, border lords and client kings: El Zotz and Bejucal in the Late Classic period, in the wake of collapse: the post-dynastic or Early Postclassic period at El Zotz, a tableau in clay: figurines and figurine-whistles of El Zotz, and an inconstant landscape: Pa'ka'n in regional view.
McLeod examines how the interpenetration of Maya and central Mexican cultures shaped, in Postclassic Yucatan (900-1539 CE), a new Maya identity based on hybrid philosophical and religious concepts (deities).
Coatlicue figure, Late Postclassic period (12501521), Mexica (Aztec), Mexico City, andesite, ht 250cm.
1) lies to the far east of Group A, in an isolated down-hill position, quite distinct from the usual Late Classic pattern, and was built during the Late Classic to Early Postclassic times [94].
Antonia Foias concentrates her study on the late and postclassic eras, the periods for which by far the most data are available.
(1983): Classic to Postclassic tephra layers exposed in archeological sites, eastern Zapotitan valley.
Discussion encompasses the classic Maya civilization, the 260-day calendar and the 365-day calendar of the postclassic Yucatec civilization, the Burner ceremonies of quadripartite 65-day intervals, and the 52-year calendar of the postclassic Aztec civilization.