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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Pre-Columbian art has long been a subject of study by scientists and naturalists that travel along the Orinoco River, but it has also proven to be an interest of research among archeologists.
BHP and its Escondida site have partnered with the Chilean Pre-Columbian Art Museum to present Taira, the dawn of art in Atacama, an exhibition that will bring the beauty, complexity and vitality of the rock art of Taira (Antofagasta Region) to the Pre-Columbian Museum in Santiago, from 1 December 2017 to 27 May 2018.
C [USA], October 30 (ANI): A study was conducted to outline the science behind the largest concentration of indigenous pre-Columbian rock art in the Caribbean.
Synopsis: In "Ancient Ocean Crossings: Reconsidering the Case for Contacts with the Pre-Columbian Americas", Stephen Jett (Professor Emeritus of Geography and of Textiles and Clothing at the University of California, Davis) encourages readers to reevaluate the common belief that there was no significant interchange between the chiefdoms and civilizations of Eurasia and Africa and peoples who occupied the alleged terra incognita beyond the great oceans.
Plaster casts that the two studied in school (and drawings by both artists of identical replicas) rub shoulders with bronze mirrors, classical vases, pre-Columbian carvings, and other artifacts, allowing us to see how Pablo and Diego drew, and drew from, the distant past.
Making Value, Making Meaning: Techne in the Pre-Columbian World
Local artist Samuel Becerra will conduct a workshop on sculpting and decorating clay Aztec flutes in the shape of skulls, in celebration of the Mexican Day of the Dead and pre-Columbian art.
World War II sent her into exile in Mexico City where she was influenced by pre-Columbian art.
Puerto Rico: An Interpretive History from Pre-Columbian Times to 1900
Islands in the Rainforest: Landscape Management in pre-Columbian Amazonia.
It challenges the Columbus story, examining myths and painting new possibilities, and it blends epigraphy, archaeoastronomy and analysis in its search for evidence of pre-Columbian explorers in pre-Columbus America.
This particular year, our students were involved with studying pre-Columbian peoples in their fifth-grade social studies class.