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AMCS Bulletin 23

Heath of Earth:
Studies in Maya Ritual Cave Use

Edited by James E. Brady
142 pages, softbound
2012


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

 


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