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Elizabeth Hill Boone
Elizabeth Hill Boone is Professor and Chair, History of Art, Tulane University.
Boone, Elizabeth Hill
Boone, Elizabeth Hill
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The Ancient Americas: Art from Sacred Landscapes
The human need to record and thereby preserve information for later use manifests itself pictorially and hieroglyphically in Mesoamerica to an extent not seen elsewhere in the ancient Americas. Mesoamerican peoples developed several pictographic writing systems to preserve their knowledge; they painted and carved images on walls, containers, and sculptures, but, more fundamentally, they painted in books. The painter-authors and keepers of the books were guardians of community knowledge and …