Mesoamerican Culture, History, and Religion

Maquahuitl

A quick update today — I came across a link to an interesting little website devoted to the study of the Aztec sword-club, the macuahuitl (also spelled maquahuitl). They even have a new forum for people to discuss traditional Mesoamerican weapons. Cool. Click to visit Maquahuitl, and tell ’em Cehualli sent you. <g>

Aztec Warriors With Macuahuitl
Aztec Warriors With Macuahuitl
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3 responses

  1. Xuchilpaba

    This is one of my fave Aztec weapons! Thanks for the link.

    September 27, 2008 at 6:55 PM

  2. cehualli

    Mine too! You’re welcome. I’ll keep an eye out for more experimental archaeology sites like this for other parts of the Aztec arsenal. Maybe I can cover more weaponry and armor. I recently got my hands on the Codex Mendoza, and it has quite a bit of interesting stuff about the ritual warrior battledress and shield designs. I may write an article about those soon, if people are interested.

    September 28, 2008 at 2:34 AM

  3. Shock

    Dude! Why can’t I get to the forum? You know, I own one of these. And an atlatl based on the late post classic design, as well. I’ve also got a copper celt, an actual artifact, that I remounted and use as a ritual tool. I’m all about the weapons. Must- see- forum!!!

    October 1, 2008 at 4:55 PM

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