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New Perspectives on Human Sacrifice and Ritual Body Treatments in Ancient Maya Society / Edition 1

New Perspectives on Human Sacrifice and Ritual Body Treatments in Ancient Maya Society / Edition 1

by Vera Tiesler, Andrea Cucina
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ISBN-13: 9780387095240
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 09/10/2008
Series: Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology , #10
Edition description: 2007
Pages: 319
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of 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 Petén: A Taphonomic Approach.- Human Sacrifice in Late Postclassic Maya Iconography and Texts.- Skeletons, Skulls, and Bones in the Art of Chichén Itzá.- Sacrifice and Ritual Body Mutilation in Postclassical Maya Society: Taphonomy of the Human Remains from Chichén Itzá's Cenote Sagrado.- Sacred Spaces and Human Funerary and Nonfunerary Placements in Champotón, Campeche, During the Postclassic Period.- Human Sacrificial Rites Among the Maya of Mayapán: 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.

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