The Maya developed two calendars, a solar calendar and a religious calendar. These two calendars
coincided every 52 years
The layouts of the Dogon villages in Mali are based upon
the reclining male figure
Ancestral Pueblo architecture of tribes in the Southwest established
methods for the conservation and management of water
According to Professor Tilson’s lecture on the Americas, the ________ is considered by most scholars to be an astronomical observatory aligned to key point in the Maya calendar.
Caracol
According to Professor Tilson’s lecture on the Americas, Mesoamericans were never compelled to invention were structural spans were concerned. All major civic and religious rituals
unfolded in the landscape
According to Professor Tilson’s lecture on the Americas, this sculpture, called the Sun Stone depicts the
Aztec calendar
The structural system that helped to define Gothic architecture can be referred to as
skeletal
In order to advance to the level of master builder, a building designer was required to
present a building or a model for evaluation by the masters of his craft guild
In medieval city planning, the church was typically located
away from the town square
According to Professor Tilson’s lecture on Gothic architecture, Villard de Honnecourt’s fame rests entirely on his
surviving portfolio of 33 sheets of parchment containing about 250 drawings
According to Professor Tilson’s lecture on Gothic architecture, structural vaults had been known for a millennia emerging from Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome and Romanesque architecture. However, gothic structures reduced the weight of the vaults through the use of
thin stone ribs that carried stress lines from the roof to the piers down into the foundations
According to Professor Tilson’s lecture on Gothic architecture, most wooden truss systems
a and b (correct answer)

were often hidden behind elaborated decorated ceilings

played a secondary supportive role

x

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