47 Mesoamerica and the southwestern United States: linguistic history
Part II: Holocene migrations
Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
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The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
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Hill, J. H. 2013. 47 Mesoamerica and the southwestern United States: linguistic history. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .
- Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
Mesoamerica witnessed one major linguistic dispersal in the late Holocene, that of the Uto-Aztecans over large areas of Mexico and the western USA. Most other language families associated with maize cultivating farmers were constrained by each other in the narrow isthmian region of Mesoamerica, but the Otomanguean and Mayan populations clearly underwent considerable demographic growth.
- New World prehistory;
- Central America;
- Otomanguean, Mayan, Uto-Aztecan