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In the maw of the earth monster : studies of Mesoamerican ritual cave use

Author: James Edward Brady; Keith M Prufer
Publisher: Austin, Tex. : University of Texas Press, 2005.
Series: Linda Schele series in Maya and pre-Columbian studies.
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Presents a survey of ritual cave use in Mesoamerica from Pre-Columbian times onwards.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Edward Brady; Keith M Prufer
ISBN: 0292705867 9780292705869
OCLC Number: 57691801
Description: 476 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: *1. Introduction: A History of Mesoamerican Cave Interpretation (James E. Brady and Keith M. Prufer) * Part 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. Brady) * Part 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 Mautner) * Part 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) * Index
Series Title: Linda Schele series in Maya and pre-Columbian studies.
Responsibility: edited by James E. Brady and Keith M. Prufer.

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