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New Perspectives on Human Sacrifice and Ritual Body Treatments in Ancient Maya Society

Author: Vera Tiesler; Andrea Cucina
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer-Verlag New York, 2007.
Series: Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This lavishly-illustrated book brings together archaeologists as well as anthropologists, forensic anthropologists, art historians and bioarchaeologists for a wider exploration into Mayan sacrifice  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Elektronisches Buch
Online-Publikation
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vera Tiesler; Andrea Cucina
ISBN: 9780387488707 0387488707 9780387488714 0387488715 9780387095240 0387095241
OCLC Number: 755866469
Notes: Humanities, Social Science and Law (Springer-11648).
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Contents: New Perspectives on Human Sacrifice and Postsacrificial Body Treatments in Ancient Maya Society: An Introduction.- Funerary or Nonfunerary? New References in Identifying Ancient Maya Sacrificial and Postsacrificial Behaviors from Human Assemblages.- The Creation and Sacrifice of Witches in Classic Maya Society.- Empowered and Disempowered During the Late to Terminal Classic Transition: Maya Burial and Termination Rituals in the Sibun Valley, Belize.- Posthumous Body Treatments and Ritual Meaning in the Classic Period Northern Peten: A Taphonomic Approach.- Human Sacrifice in Late Postclassic Maya Iconography and Texts.- Skeletons, Skulls, and Bones in the Art of Chichen Itza.- Sacrifice and Ritual Body Mutilation in Postclassical Maya Society: Taphonomy of the Human Remains from Chichen Itza's Cenote Sagrado.- Sacred Spaces and Human Funerary and Nonfunerary Placements in Champoton, Campeche, During the Postclassic Period.- Human Sacrificial Rites Among the Maya of Mayapan: A Bioarchaeological Perspective.- Nutrition, Lifestyle, and Social Status of Skeletal Remains from Nonfunerary and "Problematical" Contexts.- Victims of Sacrifice: Isotopic Evidence for Place of Origin.- The Bioarchaeology of Maya Sacrifice.
Series Title: Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology
Responsibility: edited by Vera Tiesler, Andrea Cucina.
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