Archaeology in Nicaragua

Ciudad Sandino: A Pre-Hispanic Legacy

Numerous archaeological investigations have been conducted in Managua, especially along the shore of Lake Xolotlan. Ciudad Sandino is located on the northwestern corner of…

Chronology

A fundamental goal of archaeological research is to learn how old things are, either in absolute terms (i.e., a date range) or in relative…

The Chibcha Culture

The Macro-Chibchan language family is spread from Honduras all the way to northwestern South America. In Nicaragua, it is still the dominant indigenous language…
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The arrival of the Spanish

Christopher Columbus first explored the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua on his fourth voyage to the New World in 1502. Pacific Nicaragua was ‘discovered’ by…
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The Arrival of the Mexicans

Spanish chroniclers of the XVI and XVII centuries recorded information about the native cultures of Pacific Nicaragua, including languages, customs, and religious beliefs. Most…
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Archaeology in Nicaragua

“To the student of American archaeology there can be no more interesting field for research than Nicaragua. Here was the debatable land between North…