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

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März 2007



This book examines Maya sacrifice and related posthumous body manipulation. The editors bring together an international group of contributors from the area studied: archaeologists as well as anthropologists, forensic anthropologists, art historians and bioarchaeologists. This interdisciplinary approach provides a comprehensive perspective on these sites as well as the material culture and biological evidence found there


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.
EAN: 9780387488707
ISBN: 0387488707
Untertitel: 'Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology'. 2007. Auflage. Book. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2007
Seitenanzahl: 332 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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