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Maya ceremonial specialization : lithic tools from the Sacred Cenote at Chichén Itzá, Yucatán

Author: April Kay Sievert
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : Prehistory Press, ©1992.
Series: Monographs in world archaeology, no. 12.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sievert, April Kay, 1953-
Maya ceremonial specialization.
Madison, Wis. : Prehistory Press, ©1992
(OCoLC)657168563
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: April Kay Sievert
ISBN: 1881094014 9781881094012
OCLC Number: 25964098
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.--Northwestern, 1990).
Description: xiii, 162 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction. Research Design --
2. Specialization in Complex Societies. Definition and Classification. Archaeological Correlates to Specialization and Ritual --
3. Postclassic Maya Ceremonialism. Ceremonial Specialists. Components of Ceremonial Performance. Maya Ritual Operations. Stone Tools and Maya Ceremonies. The Cenote Cult --
4. Specialized Lithic Use: A Model. Factor Set 1: Tool Manufacture and Form. Factor Sets 2, 3 and 4: Tool Function. Factor Set 5: Performance Characteristics --
5. Ceremonial Tool Use at Chichen Itza. Ceremonial Activity at Chichen Itza. Cenote Rituals at Chichen Itza --
6. The Cenote of Sacrifice. Artifacts from the Sacred Cenote. The Chipped Stone Collection --
7. Use-Wear Analysis-Techniques. Procedures. Recording Data --
8. Experiments. Precision Work. Projection and Impact. Tool Use in Sacrifice. Rubbing Experiments. Other Alteration --
9. Descriptive Results. Tool Manufacture and Form: Factor Set 1. Function: Factor Sets 2, 3, and 4. Performance: Factor Set 5. Residues --
10. Evaluation Of The Lithic Model. Tool Manufacture and Form. Function. Other Indicators. Discussion --
11. Discussion. The Sacred Cenote As a Specialized Context. Indicators of Maya Ritual Tools. Maya Ritual Behavior. Implications. Directions for Further Research --
Appendix: Artifact Illustrations.
Series Title: Monographs in world archaeology, no. 12.
Responsibility: by April Kay Sievert.

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