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Charles R. Hale, Director SRH 1.310, 2300 Red River Street D0800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512.471.5551

Fall 2006


Unique Days Time Location Instructor
41240 TTh
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
ART 1.120

Course Description

This course surveys the art and architecture of the ancient civilizations of Precolumbian Mesoamerica, from the time of the Olmec through that of the Aztecs. Analysis and interpretation of the art will be based primarily on its role as a transmitter of cultural information and worldview. We will focus particularly on the continuities and shared ideologies that characterize and unite Mesoamerican civilizations, from the 2nd millennium BC until the arrival of the Spanish at the time of the Conquest. This course will provide students with a general knowledge of the artistic traditions and chronology of Precolumbian Mesoamerica.


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