Week 7 Notes
Week 7 Notes ARTH 3353
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Date Created: 10/11/15
September 30 Notes Olmec Kunz Axe Olmec style 1 Abstract Supernatural Werejaguar WereIaguar is often shown as a baby Commonly has bangs Appears to snarl Olmec Style Infant style usually depicts everything as babies and infantlike Commonly is portrayed with fangs Usually in the shape of a jaguar who is part human Flamed eyebrows quite exotic Has a cleft in the head Little detailing in the bottom and the focus detailing of the sculpture is on the head Sometimes the baby wears a helmet Olmec Murals in Oxtotitlan Guerrero Rampant Iaguar Las Limas Iade Figure They use a lot of Green Limestone Approximately 3 feet tall Normal human figure holding presenting a jaguar infant supernatural figure Masks Contain drill marks to create the concavity of the eyes No fangs Masquettes were probable These masks were probably kept as keepsakes and were possibly considered heirlooms Colossal Head San Lorenzo Omec Style 2 Naturalistic Basalt Multiton Monument Around 25 tons and up to 50 thousand pounds 59 feet tall 68 feet wide Fairly Mature Beings They ve got extra skin on their faces and around the cheeks and mouth Wide noses Wide lips Crosseyed slightly October 2 Notes La Venta Archeological Site 1820 Thousand people used to live there Were from elite classes usually leaders rulers Focused on agriculture particularly maize Place is quite symmetrical and was excavated in the 1940s 24 hundred tons of blocks were found buried 20 feet below the plaza La Venta head stone figures differ cause they ve got big puffy eyes The colossal heads are located to the northernmost extreme of the site La Venta altars were used as spiritual places October 5 Notes Danzantes Program The beginnings of writing in Mesoamerica Danzantes Building L About 300 sacrificial sculptures were attached all along the front wall Partially buried under Monte Alban s Building L were the remnants of a huge display of hundreds of slain enemies All of the enemies have closed eyes Were basically all naked because nakedness was considered crude and embarrassing Some men demonstrate genital mutilation men were emasculated for further embarrassment The people boiled and consumed the esh of their Victims Children were named from the ritual calendar in which they were born 20 day names Based off Bar and Dot Numeration Year sign at top and day sign at the bottom October 7 Notes Mound Conquest slabs PreClassic writing and astronomy 3 defining elements of each conquest slab Hill sign Place name Downturned head Period 2 Writing Conquest slabs Period 1 Writing Danzantes and Building L Inscription Mound I is oriented to the bright star Capella and to a zenith tube located in the staircase of Mound P Zenith passage tube West Mexico Ialisco Colima Nayarit Funerary complexes were called Shaft Tomb Complexquot Big rooms were underground They were chambers to keep the dead Chambers were quite elaborate Bones were laid out with jewelry still on Plates ceramic pieces were placed around the remnants Ialisco Style Hollow ceramic figures made by hand out of clay Few colors tannish some red and mineral pigments were applied Seated males with elongated craniums long thin nose headbands turban like almost earplugs and scarification Scarification was a Vital part of this culture it signified status and how strong you were cause of how much pain you could endure Elongated Craniums Demonstrates power authority and elite status Probably was considered beautiful
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