Ritual Sacrifice in Ancient Peru: New Discoveries and Interpretations / Edition 1

Ritual Sacrifice in Ancient Peru: New Discoveries and Interpretations / Edition 1

by Elizabeth P. Benson
     
 

Eight papers, from a symposium of the Pre-Columbian Society of Washington held in 1997, consider the place of human and animal sacrifice in Peru over a 2,000 year period, culminating around 1000 AD.See more details below

Overview

Eight papers, from a symposium of the Pre-Columbian Society of Washington held in 1997, consider the place of human and animal sacrifice in Peru over a 2,000 year period, culminating around 1000 AD.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292708945
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
07/15/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
227
Sales rank:
941,616
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Elizabeth P. Benson and Anita G. Cook
Chapter 1. Why Sacrifice?
Elizabeth P. Benson
Chapter 2. Decapitation in Cupisnique and Early Moche Societies
Alana Cordy-Collins
Chapter 3. Blood and the Moon Priestesses: Spondylus Shells in Moche Ceremony
Alana Cordy-Collins
Chapter 4. Blood, Fertility, and Transformation: Interwoven Themes in the Paracas Necropolis Embroideries
Mary Frame
Chapter 5. Children and Ancestors: Ritual Practices at the Moche Site of Huaca de la Luna, North Coast of Peru
Steve Bourget
Chapter 6. Ritual Uses of Trophy Heads in Ancient Nasca Society
Donald A. Proulx
Chapter 7. Huari D-Shaped Structures, Sacrificial Offerings, and Divine Rulership
Anita G. Cook
Chapter 8. The Physical Evidence of Human Sacrifice in Ancient Peru
John W. Verano
Bibliography
Index

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