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Huehueteotl: The Old Fire God Of The Aztec
June 22, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

A perfect example of a fascinating object that most visitors to HMNS don’t see, this ceramic figure of Huehueteotl is of Classic Veracruz origin. The Classic Veracruz Culture existed from roughly 100-1000 AD and is largely unknown to the general public because it is overshadowed by contemporaneous cultures like that of Teotihuacan and  later the […]

Aztec Crime And Punishment: Results Of The International Conference For The Codex Xolotl
June 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

By Jerry Offner, Associate Curator for Northern Mesoamerica Houston Museum of Natural science   The Houston Museum of Natural Science and La Bibliothèque nationale de France have been cooperating in a new and unique scientific endeavor: special imaging of two Aztec Codex documents from before the Spanish conquest. Part one of this article will discuss the imaging […]

Imaging the Codex Xolotl and Mapa Quinatzin
August 23, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

Imaging the Codex Xolotl and Mapa Quinatzin at the Bibliothèque National de France, Paris, 14-15 June, 2016 Written by Jerome A. Offner, Ph.D, HMNS Associate Curator, Northern Mesoamerica On June 14 and 15, Dr. Antonino Cosentino of Cultural Heritage Science Open Source and I were able to carry out technical photography of the Codex Xolotl […]

Teotihucan: A Land of Pyramids, Secret Tunnels and Robots
June 14, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

Archaeology is a field of study where patience is a virtue. Having a bit of luck doesn’t hurt either. In popular culture, archaeologists are seen as people who discover “lost cities,” “mysterious pyramids” and “precious treasures.” In real life, things are much more exciting. Consider a recent development in archaeological investigations in one of Mexico’s […]



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