The Art and Architecture of Ancient America: The Mexican, Maya, and Andean Peoples

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INDEX
Numbers in italics refer to plates. References to the notes are given to the page on which the note occurs, followed by the number of the note. Thus 32830 indicates page 328, note 30.
Acanceh
platform, fig. 33
pyramid, 123
pyramids, monumental masks, 160
Aesthetic activity, 9
Aesthetic contemplation, 19
Aesthetic function, 17
Africa, 13
Ahuitzol, 51, 57, 15
Ai Apaec, Mochica deity, 262
Aija
Recuay sculpture, two warriors, 246
sculpture, fig. 86
Ake, 32830
Alter ego figures, 34835
Alter ego statues, 218
Altiplano, 301
Ameca Valley, pottery, 60
Ameca-Zacualco, 108
America, Nuclear, 2
Ancash pottery, Carbon 14 dating, 245; open-kiln firing, 244; reduction-firing, 244; 'resist- elements', 245; resist-painting, 244; white on red, 244
Ancón, 236, 276; Playa Grande, 276
Andean archeology, 224
Andean civilizations, 223
Andean metallurgy, 223
Anja, pottery, 160
Anthropology, 7
Antioquia, goldwork, 229
Aparicio, 33444; stela, 196
Apatzingan, 3371
'Apotheosis' statues, 81
Archeology, general, 7
Architectural characteristics, adobe construction, fig. 82; 'amphitheatre' courts, 148; barrier-mounds, 148; block masonry, 34152; cairn mode, 29; cantilevered panels, 25; cantilevered tablero, 31; carved block masonry, 144; cellular slabs, 36245; ceremonial platforms, 28; chambered pyramids, 144-5; chamfers, 126; circular form, 24; circular platforms (yacatas), 112; colonnaded portico, Tula, 43, 45; columnar supports, 126; concrete bonding, 115; corbel-roofed houses, fig. 102; corbel-vault, 115, 130-3; corbel-vaulted galleries, 12; cut stone facings, 142; dwelling platforms, 30; fired bricks, 134, 33377; flying façades, 143; free-standing pyramid, 123; geomantic groups, 124; 'harmonic façades', 141; interior buttresses, 136; lavatories, 133; 'mansard' roof profile, 127; mask-façades, 142; Maya vault, 124, fig.30; monumental archways, 149; negative batter, 95, 34628; open courtyard enclosures, 45; patio buildings, Tula, 45; perspective diminution, 180; Pirca masonry, 315, 320; 'polygonal' walls, 315; profile enrichment, 126; proportional groupings, 150; Puuc innovations, 143; pyramidal platform, 54; pyramid-palace 140; re-entrant corners, 126; ritual centre, 29, 119; roof-comb, 115, 126; serpent columns, 45; stone tie-rods, 134; stone-working techniques, 33; tablero profile, 31; talus definition, 31; talus-andtablero, 28; temple corporation, 21; temple platforms, 30; tepetate (tufa), 27; tezontle (pumice), 51; tregoil arch, Maya, 12; true arch construction, 254; twin pyramid complexes, 34021; wooden tie-rods, 117
Arensberg head, 81
Asia, influences of South-east, 12; settlers from North-east, 11
Atahualpa, 273
Atetelco (La Presa), 29-30; murals compared with Tula sculpture, 45; dwelling group, fig. 5
Atlatl (throwing sticks), 46
Atzcapotzalco, 35, 50-1
Augural year (260-day calendar), 63, 89, 102
Axayacatl, 80; palace of, 55
Ayaviri, 302
Aymara, 301
Aztec Confederacy, 50
Aztec expansion, 4
Aztec mythodology, 52, 59
B
Balakbal, pyramid stairs, 124
Ball-court, Chichen Itza, 176; Cobá, 124; Copán, 128; Edzná, 183; Monte Alban, 87; Ranas, 113; Tajíin, 78-9; Tikal, 124; Tula, 43; Uxmal, 149; Xochicalco, 39; Yagul, 93
Ball-courts, Aztec, 55; Maya development, 124
Ball game, symbolic meaning, 105
Baltimore Museum of Art, pottery (Quimbaya), 118; sculpture (Palmar), 111
Bandelier, A. F., 8

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