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The following guide provides Web site links, a list of selected books, and access to online periodical articles about this subject. The Web site links have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by Rio Hondo College Librarians. The Librarians have specifically selected these Web sites to meet the research needs of Rio Hondo College students

Web Site Links  

Ancient Mesoamerican Civilizations     http://www.angelfire.com/ca/humanorigins/index.html
A rather comprehensive Web site developed and maintained by Dr. Kevin L. Callahan, Department of Anthropology, University of Minnesota. The Mixtec (along with the Maya, Zapotec, and Aztecs) are the primary groups addressed in a series of Web-based documents.

Mesoweb     http://www.mesoweb.com/
Subtitled An Exploration of Mesoamerican Cultures, this site is "devoted to ancient Mesoamerica and its cultures: the Olmec, Maya, Aztec, Teotihuacano, Toltec, Mixtec, Zapotec and others" and presents information about an archeological dig and restoration project at Palenque in Chiapas, Mexico.  Photo, map, animations, videos (requiring QuickTime), rubbings of Maya sculptures, and an illustrated encyclopedia are available as well as the text of the first Palenque roundtable: a conference on art, iconography, and dynastic history of Palenque.  There are related links.  A joint venture of the Pre-Columbian Art Research Institute (PARI) and Mexico's Instituto Nacional de Antropologia y Historia (INAH).

Mixtec Codices     http://pages.prodigy.net/gbonline/awmixtec.html
This Web site by a person identifying himself only as "GBonline" briefly discusses, with accompanying photographs, six Mixtec codices (these "manuscripts" being acclaimed artifacts of Mixtec civilization).

Riddles in the Southeastern Nochixtlán Mixtec language     http://www.sil.org/americas/mexico/mixteca/nochixtlan-se/F002-Adiv-MXY.htm
Two Mixtec riddles are printed in Mixtec, Spanish, and English and their solutions are provide

Online Databases (Rio Hondo Students only)   

Gail Virtual Reference Library     http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/cclc_rio?db=GVRL
Search the Gale Virtual Reference Library for reference articles on Mixtec Indians.

The following books can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library.

Reference Books

Ancient Mexico & Central America : archaeology and culture history
Call number: Ref F1219.E85 2004

Encyclopedia of Ancient Mesoamerica
Call number: Ref F1219.B932 1996

Encyclopedia of Mexico : history, society & culture
Call number: Ref F1204.E539 1997x

The flayed God : the Mesoamerican mythological tradition : sacred texts and images from pre-Columbian Mexico and Central America
Call number: Ref F1219.3.R38M24 1992

The Gods and symbols of ancient Mexico and the Maya
Call number: Ref F1435.3.R3M55 1993

Handbook of Middle American Indians (Vol. 11: Archaeology of Northern Mesoamerica)
Call number: Ref F1434.H3 v.11

The Oxford encyclopedia of Mesoamerican cultures : the civilizations of Mexico and Central America
Call number: Ref F1218.6.O95 2001

Vanished Mesoamerican civilizations : the history and culture of the Zapotecs and Mixtecs
Call number: Ref F1219.8.Z37G6713 2001

Suggested Subject Headings
For additional titles on this topic at Rio Hondo, click on the following Library of Congress subject headings:

Mixtec Indians

Mixtec Indians--Writing

Mexico--History--To 1519

The Rio Hondo College Library provides online access to full-text articles through our online databases http://library.riohondo.edu/online_databases/index.htm.  Please note:  you must be a Rio Hondo College student, faculty, staff or board member to use these services.

The sample searches below are from the ProQuest database. 
Use Advanced Search and type each term in a separate box:

    1.    CO(mixtec)  [Scholarly journals, including peer-reviewed ]

Researched and evaluated by:
M. Hogarth, Librarian 2/2000
last update: T. Shabelnik, Librarian 3/2010

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