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Chicana & Chicano Studies (CHIC) -- Mesoamerican Indigenous Cultures Focus: Get Started

An online guide to resources for conducting Archaeological and Anthropological research on the indigenous cultures of Mesoamerica

Exploring Mesoamerican Indigenous Cultures

Background resources to help you explore Ancient Mexican Cultures

 Nahuatl map

There are a number of steps you can take to make it easier to find information about Ancient Mexican Cultures.

  1. Use our reference resources to find background material and possible research questions about your culture
  2. Use those same resources to find out alternative names and spellings for your selected culture
  3. Many of the resources listed on this tab contain maps that may be useful for your project

Some of these resources are online and some are only available in print.

DO NOT IGNORE THE PRINT ONLY ITEMS. THEY MAY BE THE MOST IMPORTANT SOURCES YOU FIND!!!

Online Reference Resources for Mesoamerican Indigenous Cultures

Online Reference Resources for Ancient Mexican Cultures
These databases contain background materials in the form of full text reference works, some of which we also have in print. In addition, ehraf databases have full text of books and articles on some of the cultures in the hraf, human relations area files collections.