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|All Authors / Contributors:||
James Edward Brady; Keith M Prufer
|Description:||476 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||1. Introduction: A History of Mesoamerican Cave Interpretation James E. Brady and Keith M. PruferPart 1: Central Mexico 2. Rites of Passage and Other Ceremonies in Caves Doris Heyden 3. The Cave-Pyramid Complex among the Contemporary Nahua of Northern Veracruz Alan R. Sandstrom, illustrated by Michael A. Sandstrom 4. Constructing Mythic Space: The Significance of a Chicomoztoc Complex at Acatzingo Viejo Manuel Aguilar, Miguel Medina Jaen, Tim M. Tucker, and James E. BradyPart 2: Oaxaca 5. Pre-Hispanic Rain Ceremonies in Blade Cave, Sierra Mazateca, Oaxaca, Mexico Janet Fitzsimmons 6. Sacred Caves and Rituals from the Northern Mixteca of Oaxaca, Mexico: New Revelations Carlos Rincon MautnerPart 3: The Maya Region 7. Some Notes on Ritual Caves among the Ancient and Modern Maya Evon Z. Vogt and David Stuart 8. Shamans, Caves, and the Roles of Ritual Specialists in Maya Society Keith M. Prufer 9. Cave Stelae and Megalithic Monuments in Western Belize Jaime J. Awe, Cameron Griffith, and Sherry Gibbs 10. A Cognitive Approach to Artifact Distribution in Caves of the Maya Area Andrea Stone 11. Cluster Concentrations, Boundary Markers, and Ritual Pathways: A GIS Analysis of Artifact Cluster Patterns at Actun Tunichil Muknal, Belize Holley Moyes 12. Ethnographic Notes on Maya Q'eqchi' Cave Rites: Implications for Archaeological Interpretation Abigail E. Adams and James E. Brady 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, translated and edited by Pierre Robert Colas 14. Beneath the Yalahau: Emerging Patterns of Ancient Maya Ritual Cave Use from Northern Quintana Roo, Mexico Dominique Rissolo 15. Caves, Karst, and Settlement at Mayapan, Yucatan Clifford T. Brown 16. Concluding Comments Keith M. Prufer and James E. Brady|
|Series Title:||Linda Schele series in Maya and Pre-Columbian studies.|
|Responsibility:||edited by James E. Brady and Keith M. Prufer.|
"This volume represents a unique contribution to the published data on ritual cave use in Mesoamerica... No other volume includes such a range of sites, materials, or methodological approaches."