pre-Columbian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj pre-Columbian of or relating to or originating in the Americas before the arrival of Columbus
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Usage

In literature:

In pre-Columbian America corn was the only cultivated cereal.
"The Red Man's Continent" by Ellsworth Huntington
It is, indeed, possible that the skeleton may be pre-Columbian.
"Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Carl Lumholtz
These pre-Columbian manuscripts have all been published in facsimile.
"Animal Figures in the Maya Codices" by Alfred M. Tozzer and Glover M. Allen
It is apparent that baskets of open construction were employed as sieves in pre-Columbian as well as in post-Columbian times.
"Prehistoric Textile Art of Eastern United States" by William Henry Holmes
Major, Mr., on Pre-Columbian discoveries of America, and site of the Greenland colonies, 35, 36.
"The Story of Extinct Civilizations of the West" by Robert E. Anderson
It is well to present the account of the pre-Columbian history of the Mayas as given by Cogolludo.
"History of the Spanish Conquest of Yucatan and of the Itzas" by Philip Ainsworth Means
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In news:

Pre-Columbian Indians of Fremont culture lived in this cave in the Yampa Canyon Sand Caves, which whitewater rafters tour during their trips on land.
Returns huge haul of pre- Columbian artifacts to Mexico.
Brooklyn Museum to return 5,000 pre- Columbian artifacts to Costa Rica.
Jorge Pardo's Pre- Columbian art installation at LACMA.
Researchers re-create pre- Columbian sounds.
Roberto Velazquez, an expert in pre- Columbian sounds, plays a replica of a flute in Mexico City, April 17, 2008.
From Pre- Columbian to Post-Tourist.
Jorge Pardo 's Pre-Columbian art installation at LACMA.
Returns huge haul of pre-Columbian artifacts to Mexico.
Brooklyn Museum to return 5,000 pre-Columbian artifacts to Costa Rica.
Jorge Pardo's Pre-Columbian art installation at LACMA.
Clovis points were one of the earliest innovations in pre-Columbian America.
A huge collection of pre-Columbian artifacts is on its way back to Mexico.
Looking for pre-Columbian beads .
Some doomsayers predict that the world will end on Dec 21, 2012, citing the end of the pre-Columbian Mayan calendar.
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