AMCS Bulletin 20
Exploring Highland Maya Ritual Cave Use:
This volume contains eleven papers, including new studies of archaeological caves that were reported by Eduard Seler in the nineteenth century and studies of the religious and social significance of caves to the inhabitants of several towns in northwestern Guatemala.
Table of Contents
7 Preface 9 Quen Santo Revisited: Updating Eduard Seler's 19th Century Cave Studies, by James E. Brady, et al. 27 A Restudy of Cave 1 at Quen Santo, by Jenny Guerra and James E. Brady 41 New Cave Discoveries at Quen Santo, Huehuetenango, Guatemala, by C. L. Kieffer 49 The Cosmological and Social Significance of Quen Santo in Contemporary Maya Society, by Sergio Garza 55 Caves and Fish in Mesoamerica: An Initial Consideration, by James E. Brady and Sergio Garza 61 The Gendered Use of Caves in the Jakaltec and Chuj Areas, by C. L. Kieffer, et al. 67 The Chicomoztoc and Modern Jakaltek Ethnography, by James E. Brady and Arnulfo Delgado 73 A Reassessment of Ethnographic Data on Cave Utilization in Santa Eulalia, by James E. Brady and Sergio Garza 81 Aspects of Ritual Organization in Santa Eulalia, Guatemala, by Sergio Garza and James E. Brady 87 Gender Complementarity and Separation in Maya Ritual, by Sergio Garza 91 Ritual Cave Use among Q'anjob'alan Peoples in Colonial Northern Huehuetenango, by Stacey Schwartzkopf