Flashcards in The Americas Vocab Deck (13)
a type of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican stone statue, depicting a human figure in a position of reclining with the head up and turned to one side, holding a tray over the stomach.
the style of art in the Northwest Coast of North America, distinguished by the use of characteristic shapes referred to as ovoids, U forms and S forms.
subterranean rooms found among ruins in the American southwest, used for ritual or cultural purposes by the ancient peoples of the region.
a type of long, proportionately narrow, single-room building made out of timber.
region that extends from central Mexico into Central America
pecked or engraved rock art
painted rock art
ceremonial feast where possessions are given away or destroyed to show wealth or enhance prestige
elaborate, multi-storied structures with many rooms for specialized purposes; towns
textile embellishment that uses porcupine quills
architectural style that consists of a platform structure on top of an inward sloping surface or pane
conical tent made of animal skins and wooden poles