Title

The Search for History in Mixtec Codices

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Publication Date

1-1-1990

Publication Title

Ancient Mesoamerica

Volume Number

1

Issue Number

1

Abstract

This article begins with a historical review of the study of ancient Mixtec civilization and how codices became alienated from the Oaxaca region and culture. Current interpretations of codices' geographic reality, their religious dimension, and the problems of chronology are discussed. Accurate interpretation of the Mixtec codices is shown to be very much dependent on the collaboration of modern Mixtecs, as the inheritors of the ancient culture.

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Article

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https://doi.org/10.1017/S0956536100000122

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