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Pre-Columbian

Religions

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Pre-Columbian Religions, religions of the native cultures of Mesoamerica, the Andes, and adjacent regions before they were conquered by Europeans in the 16th century. Most prominent among these cultures were three major civilizations, the Classic-period Maya culture of Mesoamerica (300?-900?), the Aztec Empire (1428-1521) of Mesoamerica, and the Inca Empire (1440?-1532) of the Andes.

Contributors

Conrad, Geoffrey W., A.B., Ph.D. Professor of Anthropology, Indiana University. Director, William Hammond Mathers Museum, Indiana University. Coauthor of Religion and Empire: The Dynamics of Aztec and Inca Expansionism.

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