The purpose of this blog is to have a forum for the discussion of various aspects of the arms and armor in use during the precolumbian period in the region of Central America known As Mesoamerica. The cultures that would be included in this region would include Aztec (Mexica, Tenochca), the various other Tolteca-Chichimeca peoples of the Central Valley of Mexico, Mixtec, Zapotec, Toltec, Olmec, Tarascan (Purepecha), and of course the many Mayan regions (Yucatec, Highland, Peten, Tabascan), and also encompassing the various Maya cultural periods (early classic, late classic, post classic, etc.).
I will also eventually be expanding the scope of the blog into the rest of North America, and into South America. As well as covering the weapons and armors that existed in these areas during pre-conquest, and conquest eras, I hope to cover the Native American troop types and tactics that evolved as western horses and weapons were incorporated by the Native American nations.