Tlaloc (Other Keyword)
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This article discusses the role of ancestors in New World cosmologies. Specifically, it gives examples of how ancestors mediate cosmologies through sensory experiences, things, and places. In Eastern North America, ancestors were engaged in posts, bundles, stars, mounds, and temples. In the American Southwest, “conceptual packages” of wind, water, and breath represented the cosmological force shared by humans, ancestors, and places. Mesoamericans transformed the dead into ancestors by...
Anthropomorphic Rock Art Figures in the Middle Mimbres Valley, New Mexico (1989)
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Aztec dagger (2010)
This is a photo of an Aztec dagger located in the Museo Nacional Anthropologique, Mexico City. It dates to AD 1400-1520. Photo courtesy of Tim Pauketat.
Aztec dagger carving (2010)
This is a carving of Aztec daggers, located at the Museo Nacional Anthropologique, Mexico City. Dates to AD 1400 to 1520. Photo courtesy of Tim Pauketat.
Aztec Tlaloc jar (2010)
This is an Aztec Tlaloc jar located at the Museo Nacional Anthropologique, Mexico City. It dates to AD 1400-1520. Photo courtesy of Tim Pauketat.
Cosmology in the New World
This project consists of articles written by members of Santa Fe Institute’s cosmology research group. Overall, the goal of this group is to understand the larger relationships between cosmology and society through a theoretically open-ended, comparative examination of the ancient American Southwest, Southeast, and Mesoamerica.
Long-Nosed God heads (2010)
These are images of the Long-Nosed God, adapted from Hall's "Archeaology of the Soul" (1997). Dates to AD 1050-1200. Tim Pauketat believes these derived from Tlaloc imagery.
Long-Nosed god mask (2010)
This is an image of a Long-Nosed god mask made from shell. Photo courtesy of Tim Pauketat.
Long-Nosed god maskettes (2010)
These are Long-Nosed God copper maskettes from Meppen Mound site, Illinois, dating to AD 1050-1200. Tim Pauketat believes these objects are derived from Tlaloc imagery. Photo courtesy of Pictures of Record, Inc.
Picture Cave, color image (2010)
This is an image of Picture Cave, in eastern Missouri. AMS dates AD 1025. Interpreted by Carol Diaz-Granados as the Morning Star. (2004, Marking Stone, Land, Body, and Spirit, in Hero, Hawk, and Open Hand, Art Institute of Chicago). Image courtesy of Tim Pauketat.
Proto Tlaloc (2010)
Proto image of Tlaloc, Pyramid of Quetzalcoatl, Teotihuacan, Mexico. Dates to AD 400. Photo courtesy of Tim Pauketat.
Ramey Knife (2010)
This is an image of a Ramey Knife. Photo courtesy of Tim Pauketat.
Ramey Knives (2010)
This is an image of Ramey Knives. Image from lithiccastinglab.com
Spiro carving (2010)
Carving representing the Braden A style, from Spiro, Oklahoma. Dates to AD 1200. This image is interpreted as the Morning Star by James Brown. According to Tim Pauketat and others, the long nosed god maskette earrings reference Tlaloc imagery.
The Storm God, Feathered Serpents, and Possible Rulers at Teotihuacan (2007)
In this paper, George Cowgill focuses on how Mesoamericans used worldviews and ideologies in sociopolitical ways. More specifically, Cowgill argues that specific sociopolitical ideologies arise when there is a shared worldview.
“Tlaloc” and “Chicomoztoc” in the North: Evidence for Chthonic Concepts from Mesoamerican Cosmovision in the Caves of the Greater Southwest (2021)
This is an abstract from the "The Subterranean in Mesoamerican Indigenous Culture and Beyond" session, at the 86th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Claims for contact between Mesoamerica and the U.S. Southwest predate by centuries the inception of archaeology as a scientific discipline. However, despite such long-standing assumptions and the accumulation of evidence from the archaeological record, including ball courts, copper crotals, cacao, and macaws, as well as...