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In the Maw of the Earth Monster : Mesoamerican Ritual Cave Use.

Author/Creator:
Brady, James E.
Publication:
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2005.
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Book
1 online resource (449 pages)
Series:
The Linda Schele Series in Maya and Pre-Columbian Studies
The Linda Schele Series in Maya and Pre-Columbian Studies
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Subjects:
Indians of Mexico -- Rites and ceremonies.
Indians of Mexico -- Religion.
Indians of Mexico -- Antiquities.
Caves -- Religious aspects.
Mayas -- Rites and ceremonies.
Mayas -- Religion.
Mayas -- Antiquities.
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Electronic books.
Contents:
Intro
Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction: A History of Mesoamerican Cave Interpretation (James E. Brady and Keith M. Prufer)
Part 1: Central Mexico
Chapter 2: Rites of Passage and Other Ceremonies in Caves (Doris Heyden)
Chapter 3: The Cave-Pyramid Complex among the Contemporary Nahua of Northern Veracruz (Alan R. Sandstrom)
Chapter 4: Constructing Mythic Space: The Significance of a Chicomoztoc Complex at Acatzingo Viejo (Manuel Aguilar, Miguel Medina Jaen, Tim M. Tucker, and James E. Brady)
Part 2: Oaxaca
Chapter 5: Pre-Hispanic Rain Ceremonies in Blade Cave, Sierra Mazateca, Oaxaca, Mexico (Janet Fitzsimmons)
Chapter 6: Sacred Caves and Rituals from the Northern Mixteca of Oaxaca, Mexico: New Revelations (Carlos Rincon Mautner)
Part 3: The Maya Region
Chapter 7: Some Notes on Ritual Caves among the Ancient and Modern Maya (Evon Z. Vogt and David Stuart)
Chapter 8: Shamans, Caves, and the Roles of Ritual Specialists in Maya Society (Keith M. Prufer)
Chapter 9: Cave Stelae andMegalithic Monuments in Western Belize (Jaime J. Awe, Cameron Griffith, and Sherry Gibbs)
Chapter 10: A Cognitive Approach to Artifact Distribution in Caves of the Maya Area (Andrea Stone)
Chapter 11: Cluster Concentrations, Boundary Markers, and Ritual Pathways: A GIS Analysis of Artifact Cluster Patterns at Actun Tunichil Mukna., Belize (Holley Moyes)
Chapter 12: Ethnographic Notes on Maya Q'eqchi' Cave Rites: Implications for Archaeological Interpretation (Abigail E. Adams and James E. Brady)
Chapter 13: A Lacandon Religious Ritual in the Cave of the God Tsibana at the Holy Lake of Mensabok in the Rainforest of Chiapas (Jaroslaw Theodore Petryshyn)
Chapter 14: Beneath the Yalahau: Emerging Patterns of Ancient Maya Ritual Cave Use from Northern Quintana Roo, Mexico (Dominique Rissolo).
Chapter 15: Caves, Karst, and Settlement atMayapán, Yucatán (Clifford T. Brown)
Chapter 16: Concluding Comments (Keith M. Prufer and James E. Brady)
Index.
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Contributor:
Prufer, Keith M.
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Print version: Brady, James E. In the Maw of the Earth Monster
ISBN:
9780292797352
9780292705869
OCLC:
606125759