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Wheeled Figurines in the Ancient World

TitleWheeled Figurines in the Ancient World
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication1981
AuthorsSorenson, John L.
CityProvo, UT
KeywordsAncient America; Mesoamerica; Wheels

John Sorenson offers a survey and interpretation of the evidence that the wheel was known in the New World before the arrival of European explorers in the early sixteenth century. He discusses Mesoamerican and Old World wheeled figurines, wheels and movement in Mesoamerican belief, and the similarities between figurines in the New World and the Old.