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Recreating Mixteca Weaponry

The 60 replicas of weapons that make up the exhibition, organized by INAH, through the Proyecto Arqueologico Mixteca Alta Oaxaquena y Atlatl Mexico, are a selection that tries to explain what the weapons meant within the Mixtec’s sociocultural, symbolic, religious and military context within the Postclassic period (939-1522 AD).

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Kurly Tlapoyawa is an archaeologist, author, and ethnohistorian. His research focuses primarily on the interaction between Mesoamerica, Western Mexico, and the American Southwest. Kurly has lectured at UNLV, University of Houston, and Yale University on topics related to Mesoamerica. His recent book, “Our Slippery Earth: Nawa Philosophy in the Modern Age” was published in 2017. In addition to his work in Archaeology and Ethnohistory, Kurly is a professional stuntman with over 35 credits to his name.

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