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Explains the 260-day calendar and the 365-day secular calendar.
Ancient Mesoamerican Civilizations
Maintained by University of Minnesota's Department of Anthropology.
Links to sites on Latin American studies.
Latin American Network Information Center from the University of Texas. A gateway site with many linked sites in Spanish. This site is a good place to begin your research. Topics are arranged geographically and thematically.
Latin American Studies
From the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Check out the "Countries and Culture" link on lower left of the page for very useful information.
Vistas: Visual Culture in Spanish America 1520-1820
Art historians at Smith College created this site to "promote wider understanding of the visual culture of the Spanish Americas. The project covers a vast region and time period, running geographically from California to Chile, and temporally from the 16th century to the early 19th century. The centerpiece of the site is the gallery, with over 100 images arranged by time period. The 1500s, 1600s, and 1700s are the most populated sections."
Parallel Histories: Spain, the United States and the American Frontier
Created by the Library of Congress in collaboration with The National Library of Spain, and The Biblioteca Columbina y Capitular of Seville, this collection of primary and secondary historical documents explore the" history of Spanish expansion into North America from Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, and across most of what is now the modern-day American Southwest all the way north to Alaska."
Explore interesting links to the history, myths, arts and traditions of Mexico.