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In The Maw Of The Earth Monster
     

In The Maw Of The Earth Monster

by James E. Brady (Editor), Keith M. Prufer (Editor)
 

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This volume gathers papers from twenty prominent Mesoamerican archaeologists, linguists, and ethnographers to present a state-of-the-art survey of ritual cave use in Mesoamerica from Pre-Columbian times to the present.

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This volume gathers papers from twenty prominent Mesoamerican archaeologists, linguists, and ethnographers to present a state-of-the-art survey of ritual cave use in Mesoamerica from Pre-Columbian times to the present.

Editorial Reviews

Journal of Latin American Studies
"This volume on Mesoamerican ritual cave use is a significant achievement on the editors' part and a major contribution to cave research. It is also a landmark in research on religion, ritual, and worldview in Maya studies as a whole."
Journal of Latin American Studies - Elizabeth Graham
This volume on Mesoamerican ritual cave use is a significant achievement on the editors' part and a major contribution to cave research. It is also a landmark in research on religion, ritual, and worldview in Maya studies as a whole.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292725966
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
07/01/2010
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Charles Golden
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.
-- Charles Golden, University of Pennsylvania Museum, coeditor of Continuities and Changes in Maya Archaeology: Perspectives at the Millennium

Meet the Author

JAMES E. BRADY is Associate Professor of Anthropology at California State University, Los Angeles.

KEITH M. PRUFER is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas

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