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Old October 18th, 2010, 10:04 PM   #181
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I love the choiceness of the Puuc style, specially the carvings as shown by this wonderful site of Kabah.
To Marathaman: Indeed these stone structures you see were used by the elite either politic, religious and/or military. They often were also ceremonial places. The common people of the lower steps of the complex mayan castes pyramid lived in the outskirts in wood and straw houses.
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Old October 18th, 2010, 10:17 PM   #182
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Hey man! What a thread!

One of the BEST THREADS IN SSC!!! For sure! Since I was a little child I love the Pre-Columbian civilizations, sorry that Brazil had just some semi-nomadic and nomadic tribes with no stone constructions.
Thank you very much for the compliments! and there is nothing to apologize about, most of the world's population would be the same if it werent for contact (direct/indirect) with cradles of civilization, but even the most original civilizatons only exsisted due to their geographical location to some of the most fertile land.

Take the people of Ancient Egypt and put them in the jungles of Brazil, and they would have stayed "nomadic". Take the people of Ancient Brazil, relocate them by the fertile lands of the nile, and you would have a contender for the title "World's Greatest Civilization".
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Old October 18th, 2010, 10:32 PM   #183
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Adrian - how did the common people live? What kind of houses did they have? Did they have a separate area of the city with dwellings? Usually in Asia and Europe the citadel is separate from the main residential and commercial areas of the city.
It would have varied by civilization. in regarding to Mayan cities and towns, as stated above, the common Maya in most cases would have lived in huts outside the main construction zone. there are Mayan cities though, such as Palenque, where you had common people living in stone houses with running water.
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Old October 18th, 2010, 10:42 PM   #184
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Examples of Mayan Huts



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Front of characteristic Yucatec Maya thatched domestic hut; main structural framework inside; concrete rubble foundation, walls of vertical poles and sticks, palm thatch roof, modern metal ridge covering.

http://academic.reed.edu/uxmal/galle...Other-Huts.htm


http://academic.reed.edu/uxmal/galle...Other-Huts.htm

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Old October 18th, 2010, 10:55 PM   #185
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Essentially all styles of Maya architecture derive from the simple hut, for tradition most Mayan Structures incorporate the "Hut" shape and appearance into their buildings.


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Chacmultun 600-900AD

minor puuc site

Chacmultun Palace group

building 1

http://mayaruins.com/chacmultun/m1_058.html


http://mayaruins.com/chacmultun/m1_076.html
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Temple of the sun (Palenque)
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Old October 19th, 2010, 08:36 AM   #186
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Back to finish Mitla.

Zapotec Architecture and
bonus Colonial Temple.
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http://www.planetware.com/map/mitla-map-mex-mx342.htm

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Old October 24th, 2010, 08:17 AM   #190
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Column Group

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Old October 24th, 2010, 08:59 AM   #193
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Old October 24th, 2010, 11:31 PM   #194
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I have always been inspired and fascinated by pre-Columbian architecture. Mexicans architects should take a look back into mexico's past and learn from it. Make this stunning architecture evolve.
Thanks for posting.
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Old October 26th, 2010, 12:07 AM   #195
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yes i would love to see all of these architectural styles fully revived.

i would love to see a morden version of this palace.

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Old October 28th, 2010, 12:38 AM   #196
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Esta arquitectura es increible. Parece que los mayas y los aztecas eran muy inteligentes y creativos.

This architecture is amazing. Apparently the Mayans and Aztecs were very intelligent and creative.
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Old October 28th, 2010, 10:44 AM   #197
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so far, none of the structures shown are Aztec.

i will quote my self for you to better understand.



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Hello, i will use this thread to illustrate the architecture of Precolombian Mexico. I will either focus on a entire city or an individual Structure..hope you enjoy it.

Most notable structures are Temples, Palaces, Ball courts, observatories


Styles of architecture
Mayan- Puuc, Chenes, Rio Bec, Palenque, Peten, Other

Zapotec

Toltec

Teotihuacan

Aztec

Veracruz(El Tajin etc)

Olmec

And any other Independent city state
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Old November 2nd, 2010, 05:15 AM   #198
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Old November 2nd, 2010, 05:18 AM   #199
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Old November 2nd, 2010, 05:21 AM   #200
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