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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...
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.
Big Boy pipe (2010)
This is a pipe figurine dubbed "Big Boy." It was made at Cahokia around AD 1100-1150, but found at Spiro, Oklahoma, in a context dating to around AD 1400. Interpreted as Red Horn or Morning Star by James Brown. Note the long nose god mask earrings.
Corn Mother (2010)
This is a photo of a figurine made at Cahokia and found in Arkansas. Probably dates to AD 1100-1150. Interpreted by F. Kent Reilly to be the Corn Mother, a supposed cognate of the Evening Star goddess.
Cosmic Order and Change in Pre-columbian Eastern North America (2006)
The authors attempt to understand pan-continental cultural relationships as well as explain how cosmologies developed through time in the eastern Woodlands and Great Plains of North America. To do this, the authors deal with both the overall traditions of entire populations or time periods and specific, local expressions of these overall traditions.
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.
Gottschall Rockshelter (2010)
This is a photo from the Gottschall Rockshelter, in southwest Wisconsin. Dates to AD 1050-1400. This image is interpreted as Red Horn by Robert Salzer and Robert Hall and the Morning Star deity by James Brown.
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 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.
Mound 72 beaded burial (2010)
This is a plan map of the beaded burial and associated sacrificial victims in Mound 72, Cahokia, Illinois. Dates between AD 1050 and 1100. The individual is lying on a falcon cape made out of beads and is interpreted by some as a possible Morning Star impersonator. Others interpret the sacrifices as Corn Mother/Evening Star (Venus). Image from Fowler et al., 1999, The Mound 72 Area: Dedicated and Sacred Space in Early Cahokia, Illinois State Museum, Springfield.
Picture Cave, black/white image (2010)
This is an image from Picture Cave. AMS dates are AD 1025. Interpreted as Red Horn or Morning Star deity by Carol Diaz Granados (2004, Marking Stone, Land, Body, and Spirit, in Hero, Hawk, and Open Hand, Art Institute of Chicago).
Rogan plate 1 (2010)
This is a copper plate from Etowah, Georgia dating to AD 1300. Interpreted as Morning Star or Birdman by James Brown (2004 - Hero Hawk and Open Hand). This is one of two similar copper plates recovered from Mound C.
The Role of Venus in the Cosmologies of Mesoamerica, the American Southwest, and the Southeast (2010)
This paper describes differing but related views of the meanings of Venus in Central Mexico, West Mexico, the U.S. Southwest, and the Eastern Woodlands.
Shaping Space: Built Space, Landscape, and Cosmology in Four Regions (2010)
In this article, the authors seek to understand cosmological expressions in architecture and the built landscape in Mesoamerica, Northern Mexico, the US Southwest, and the US Southeast.
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.