H. B. Nicholson

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H. B. Nicholson
Born (1925-09-05)September 5, 1925
La Jolla, San Diego, California
Died March 2, 2007(2007-03-02) (aged 81)
Redondo Beach, California
Citizenship United States
Fields The Aztecs and Mesoamerica generally
Institutions UCLA

Henry Bigger Nicholson (September 5, 1925 – March 2, 2007)[1] was a prominent scholar of the Aztecs.

Nicholson died of a heart attack on March 2, 2007.


  • Two Aztec Wood Idols: Iconographic and Chronologic Analysis (with Rainer Berger; 1968)
  • Religion in Pre-Hispanic Central Mexico "In Handbook of Middle American Indians", vol. 10, 395-446, Eds. G. F. Ekholm and Ignacio Bernal, Austin, University oí Texas Press.
  • Origins of Religious Art & Iconography in Preclassic Mesoamerica (as editor; 1976)
  • Pre-Columbian Art from the Land Collection (with Alana Cordy-Collins; 1979)
  • Art of Aztec Mexico: Treasures of Tenochtitlan (with Eloise Quiñones Keber; 1983)
  • Mixteca-Puebla: Discoveries and Research in Mesoamerican Art and Archaeology (edited with Eloise Quiñones Keber; 1994)
  • Topiltzin Quetzalcoatl: The Once and Future Lord of the Toltecs (2001)


  1. ^ Date information sourced from Library of Congress Authorities data, via corresponding WorldCat Identities linked authority file (LAF) .


Cordy-Collins, Alana; Douglas Sharon (eds.) (1993). Current Topics in Aztec Studies: Essays in Honor of Dr. H.B. Nicholson. San Diego, CA: San Diego Museum of Man. ISBN 0-937808-58-X. OCLC 29529785.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help)
Olivier, Guilhem (2007). "Henry B. Nicholson (1925–2007)" (online reproduction). Journal de la Société des américanistes (in French). Paris: Société des Américanistes. 93 (2). ISSN 0037-9174. OCLC 1765786. 
Quiñones Keber, Eloise (2007). "Gifts of the Feathered Serpent: The Life and Career of H. B. Nicholson (1925–2007)". Ancient Mesoamerica. London and New York: Cambridge University Press. 18 (1): 3–10. doi:10.1017/S0956536107000132. ISSN 0956-5361. OCLC 21544811.