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Totonac figurine wearing prominent earspools.

An earspool is an ornament worn inserted into the earlobe. They were particularly used among indigenous cultures of the Americas, including Mesoamerican cultures such as the Maya and the Aztecs. Their use could sometimes significantly stretch the earlobe. In Mesoamerica they were used from as early as the Preclassic Period (2000-100 BC).[1]


  1. ^ Matos Moctezuma & Solis Olguín 2002, p.448.


Matos Moctezuma, Eduardo; and Felipe Solis Olguín (2002). Aztecs. London: Royal Academy of Arts. ISBN 1-90397-322-8. OCLC 56096386.  


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