AMCS Bulletin 23
Heart of Earth:
This volume contains twelve papers, including discussions of the historical development of cave archaeology, some archaeological field studies, and some artifact studies.
Table of Contents
7 Preface 9 The Historical Context of the Founding of Maya Cave Archaeology, by Ann M. Scott 17 The Mesoamerican Cave Paradigm: Its Historical Development, by C. L. Kieffer and Ann M. Scott 29 Cueva del Sapo: A GIS Spatial Analysis of Surface Remains in a Classic Ritual Cave of Western Chiapas, Mexico, by Davide Domenici and Cristina Pongetti 51 Windows of the Earth: An Ethnoarchaeological Study on Cave Use in Suchitepéquez and Sololá, Guatemala, by Reiko Ishihara-Brito and Jenny Guerra 61 The Architectural Cave as an Early Form of Artificial Cave in the Maya Lowlands, by James E. Brady 69 Je’reftheel, Roaring Creek Works, Belize, by Christophe G. B. Helmke and Gabriel D. Wrobel 83 Investigations at Actun Neko, Caves Branch River Valley, Belize, by Shawn G. Morton, Christophe Helmke and Jaime J. Awe 95 Constructing the Underworld: The Built Environment in Ancient Mesoamerican Caves, by Holley Moyes 111 A Green Obsidian Eccentric from Actun Uayazba Kab, Belize, by W. James Stemp, Christophe G.B. Helmke, Jaime J. Awe, Tristan Carter, and Sarah Grant 125 Manuports in Caves, by Michael Mirro 133 Leaving No Stone Unturned: The Identification and Interpretation of Unmodified or Minimally Modified Stone Manuports in Caves, by James E. Brady 137 Using Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry to Source Speleothems from Archaeological Contexts in the Sibun Valley Region of Belize, Central America, by Humberto Nation, Polly A. Peterson, James E. Brady, Hector Neff, and Patricia A. McAnany