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We cannot be certain what material might have been used for this cord, but given some archaeological data from the textiles used by the ancient Mesoamericans, we may suppose that it might have been of very strong vegetable fibres such as the ixtle or the bast fibre.

Marco Cervera us to obtain a fairly malleable and resistant paste. Its importance as a striking weapon was recorded even in artistic representations in the early time of the viceroy such as the images of the Franciscan temple of Ixmiquilpan in the State of Hidalgo, Mexico, which depict a group of Nahua warriors confronting the northern Chichimeca armies in the middle of the 16th century Gruzinski figure The result was interesting since in this case the blade managed to penetrate the tissue and a portion of the bone.

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It was difficult for a while to decide what should be used for the impact test since the idea was above all to be as faithful as possible without of course causing physical harm to any living thing. Ancient Maya musical instruments.


Breve Historia de los Aztecas by Marco Antonio Cervera Obregón (2008, Paperback)

The spine may show signs of wear. Initially, for the first test, we made an artefact of encino oak without rejecting the idea that in future we could try with other types of wood used by the Mexicas se as pine, which is much lighter and more flexible, but not as strong. The groove for the blades was 4 mm wide figure Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions.

The Aztec symbol for war. The macuahuitl was also used in the wars against the Spanish. Click here to sign up. According to this document, we know that when the Mexicas were at war, they occasionally uncovered spies among the enemy gangs marauding through the city of Tenochtitlan. Please provide a valid price range. At The Nile, if you’re looking for it, we’ve got it. Pictographic aztdcas note its use and principally its form. The 13 heavens and 9 underworlds.

Among the first people to histoira this artefact were the Spanish Conquista- dors who were confronted with it directly, in the hands of the indigenous people on the battlefield in the 16th century.

According to some chroniclers, the Hitsoria already knew about these weapons from the start of their history.

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Otherwise, we would just try to obtain the straightest edges possible. Did Aztec men wear earrings? The tongue hanging out in Aztec art. How did the Aztecs make molcajetes? Those that were captured were taken to a temple called macuilcalli or macuilquiauitl to be dismembered with the weapon from which that temple derived its name, the macuahuitl figure The two basic aims of this test were to discover how much injury this weapon could cause and its breaking strength.


This was due to insufficient resin at the base of the blades inside the groove. This item doesn’t belong on this page. It seems the Mexicas already knew of this weapon from the start of their history, including the various people the Lowlands of Mexico who were their enemies. But was this really the case?. The Spanish Civil War of was of enormous international as well as national significance.

Red paint on Aztec stone sculptures. As more and more archaeological finds are unearthed throughout Mesoamerica, this problem might be explained along with the diverse repercussions for understanding the weapons systems and tactical elements used on the battlefields of Mesoamerica.

Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. What was the symbol for gold? We know more about this Obrfgn weapon from written sources than from archaeology itself. How big was the Aztec Calendar Stone? The subject of warfare in Mesoamerica is still one of the main areas of investigation for many researchers. Mexica women basically kept the whole empire going. One of the stages in the reconstruction of the macuahuitl by Marco Cervera with the help of Marco Antonio de la Cruz and the archaeologist Gian Franco Casiano.

The shape of the weapon was based largely on the manuscripts and descrip- tions from sources including the marfo of the one in the Royal Armoury in Madrid Hassig