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The ceramic Precolumbian mask depicts the transformation of a human into a “were-jaguar,” a half-human, half-jaguar deity first described and named in 1955 by archaeologist Matthew W. Stirling. The were-jaguar appears in the art of the ancient Olmecs as early as 1500 B.C. An Amanita muscaria mushroom is encoded into the head and nose of the human side, while the left half of the mask depicts the effect of the Amanita mushroom thus resulting in a were-jaguar transformation.

The ceramic Precolumbian mask depicts the transformation of a human into a…

Psychedelics Influenced the Origins of Prehistoric Cave Paintings?

Psychedelics Influenced the Origins of Prehistoric Cave Paintings?

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An example of gold Aztec jewelry

Enough with the fakes - what did Aztec jewelry really look like? How did this ancient Aztec art fit with the culture of its day?

Urne zapoteque Figurengefässe aus Oaxaca/ Mexico Schuler-Schömig Immina von Editorial: Museum für Völkerkunde, Berlin (1970) plate 69

Urne zapoteque Figurengefässe aus Oaxaca/ Mexico Schuler-Schömig Immina von Editorial: Museum für Völkerkunde, Berlin (1970) plate 69

IMAGEN: Urna que representa al señor 8 Temblor, uno de los gobernantes de la antigua Atzompa, Oaxaca. La urna se exhibe en el Museo de Sitio de la Zona Arqueológica de Atzompa.

IMAGEN: Urna que representa al señor 8 Temblor, uno de los gobernantes de la antigua Atzompa, Oaxaca. La urna se exhibe en el Museo de Sitio de la Zona Arqueológica de Atzompa.

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