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Gouge    before 16th century (?)  Guatemala,   Culture:Maya (?)  Greenstone axe heads, commonly known as “celts,” were some of the most important works of art across ancient Mesoamerica and Central America. Created from jadeite mined from the Motagua River Valley of southern Guatemala, or using local green stones from highland Mexico, celts were first created by the Olmec peoples of the Gulf Coast after 1000 B

Gouge before 16th century (?) Guatemala, Culture:Maya (?) Greenstone axe heads, commonly known as “celts,” were some of the most important works of art across ancient Mesoamerica and Central America. Created from jadeite mined from the Motagua River Valley of southern Guatemala, or using local green stones from highland Mexico, celts were first created by the Olmec peoples of the Gulf Coast after 1000 B

Tlatollotl — peashooter85:   Flint Axe, Mesoamerica, 3rd-10th...

“Flint Axe, Mesoamerica, century AD from The Cleveland Museum of Art ”

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MAQUAHUITL (Aztec Swords), the serrated edges would make mince meat of your foes!

"Macuahuitl" Battle Axe.  The potential sacrificial victim would be given a shield and a good obsidian sword (macuahuitl).  Two or three warriors would try to strike this man down, to be taken then by the priests to the rock of sacrifice, where his heart would be pulled out carefully, offered to Huitzilopochtli, willing and clean.  This death was believed to be one of the worthiest!

"Macuahuitl" Battle Axe. The potential sacrificial victim would be given a shield and a good obsidian sword (macuahuitl). Two or three warriors would try to strike this man down, to be taken then by the priests to the rock of sacrifice, where his heart would be pulled out carefully, offered to Huitzilopochtli, willing and clean. This death was believed to be one of the worthiest!

Olmec -The jade Kunz Axe, first described by George Kunz in 1890. Although shaped like an axe head, with an edge along the bottom, it is unlikely that this artifact was used except in ritual settings. At a height of 11 in (28 cm), it is one of the largest jade objects ever found in Mesoamerica Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Olmèques - Hache en jade dite "Kunz" à l'effigie du Were-jaguar (ou bébé-jaguar)

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Aztec Macuahuitl Reproduction - The Macuahuitl was a devastatingly effective weapon in the hands of a trained warrior. Made of heavy wood, with edges lined with obsidian blades, it could actually decapitate an opponent!

Anthropomorphic "hacha" (axe), Central Veracruz, Middle to Late Classic (500-900 A.D.) - Stone - National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico // Photo © Jorge Pérez de Lara

Anthropomorphic "hacha" (axe), Central Veracruz, Middle to Late Classic A.) - Stone - National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico.

Codex-Style Vase with Mythological Scene. Mesoamerica, Guatemala or Mexico, Maya, 7th or 8th century.

Codex-Style Vase with Mythological Scene Date: ca. or century Geography: Mexico or Guatemala, Mesoamerica Culture: Maya Medium: Ceramic

Celt    Date:before 16th century  Geography:Guatemala, Mesoamerica  Culture:Maya (?)  Greenstone axe heads, commonly known as “celts,” were some of the most important works of art across ancient Mesoamerica and Central America. Created from jadeite mined from the Motagua River Valley of southern Guatemala, or using local green stones from highland Mexico, celts were first created by the Olmec peoples of the Gulf Coast after 1000 B

Celt Date:before 16th century Geography:Guatemala, Mesoamerica Culture:Maya (?) Greenstone axe heads, commonly known as “celts,” were some of the most important works of art across ancient Mesoamerica and Central America. Created from jadeite mined from the Motagua River Valley of southern Guatemala, or using local green stones from highland Mexico, celts were first created by the Olmec peoples of the Gulf Coast after 1000 B

"Adze" (ca. pre-16th century). Stone. Mexico, Mesoamerica, Chiapas, Maya. Posted on metmuseum.org.

"Adze" (ca. pre-16th century). Stone. Mexico, Mesoamerica, Chiapas, Maya. Posted on metmuseum.org.

Jade 'Celt' from the Zhou Dynasty (c. 1046 - 771  			BC)

Olmecs celt, an ancient tool shaped like a chisel or axe.

Los aztecas su misión como hombre sobre la tierra era ensalzar a los dioses y a través de ello, glorificar a su pueblo. La educación militar se iniciaba cuando, a los 6 a 7 años, el niño ingresaba al Telpochcalli, (escuela pública).

guerrero azteca - bloodthirsty hunters of men - caza de hombre (man-hunt) - an ancient practice still being conducted when Cortez the Conquistador came ashore in the

Celt    Date:before 16th century  Guatemala,   Culture:Maya (?)  Greenstone axe heads, commonly known as “celts,” were some of the most important works of art across ancient Mesoamerica and Central America. Created from jadeite mined from the Motagua River Valley of southern Guatemala, or using local green stones from highland Mexico, celts were first created by the Olmec peoples of the Gulf Coast after 1000 B

Celt Date:before 16th century Guatemala, Culture:Maya (?) Greenstone axe heads, commonly known as “celts,” were some of the most important works of art across ancient Mesoamerica and Central America. Created from jadeite mined from the Motagua River Valley of southern Guatemala, or using local green stones from highland Mexico, celts were first created by the Olmec peoples of the Gulf Coast after 1000 B

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