Arts and Cultures of Ancient Mesoamerica and the Andes

A guide to selected overviews and primary source codices and chronicles

Search Terms That Work

Try these search terms in various combinations to locate books, articles, and other material.

Object name such as "Dresden codex"

Place name such as "La Venta"

Culture name such as Maya or Olmec

Descriptive terms such as:

  • antiquities
  • architecture
  • art
  • sculpture
  • monument
  • stela or stele or stelae
  • tomb
  • burial
  • sacred site
  • mural
  • wall painting
  • mural painting
  • census
  • sources
  • testaments
  • annals
  • records

Key Resources