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Ancient Mesoamerica

A Comparison of Change in Three Regions (New Studies in Archaeology)

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        StatementCambridge University Press
        PublishersCambridge University Press
        LC ClassificationsMarch 31, 1982
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 51 p. :
        Number of Pages72
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        ISBN 100521228581

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Mesoamerican ballgame

"The Modern Ballgames of Sinaloa: a Survival of the Aztec Ullamaliztli". "Rubber and Rubber Balls in Mesoamerica". Pictorial depictions often show musicians playing at ballgames, and buried at the Main Ballcourt at contained miniature whistles,and. In the most common theory of the game, the players struck the ball with their hips, although some versions allowed the use of forearms, rackets, bats, or handstones.

Mesoamerican ballgame

Collection of Ritual Ballgame Sculpture. Aztec ullamaliztli players performing for Charles V in Spain, drawn by Christoph Weiditz in 1528. For example, the Empire, with a strong centralized and few external rivals, had relatively few ballcourts whilewith 24 ballcourts, had many diverse cultures residing there under a relatively weak state. Bradley finds that a raised circular dot, or a U-shaped symbol with a dot in the middle, or Ancient Mesoamerica U- or V-shaped areas each represent maize.

243: "occasionally [sacrificial victims'] decapitated heads sic were placed in play"•an early Spanish chronicler, said that "these wretches. The stone scoring rings are speculated to signify sunrise and sunset, or equinoxes.

The evidence for ballcourts among the is not accepted by all researchers and even the proponents admit that the proposed Hohokam Ballcourts are significantly Ancient Mesoamerica from Mesoamerican ones: they are oblong, with a concave not flat surface.

Names [ ] The Mesoamerican ballgame is known by a wide variety of names.