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Title In the maw of the earth monster : mesoamerican ritual cave use / edited by James E. Brady and Keith M. Prufer.

Published Austin : University of Texas Press, 2005.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.89742 INTH    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description viii, 438 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Series The Linda Schele series in Maya and pre-Columbian studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : a history of Mesoamerican cave interpretation / James E. Brady and Keith M. Prufer -- Pt. 1 : Central Mexico -- Rites of passage and other ceremonies in caves / Doris Heyden -- The cave-pyramid complex among the contemporary Nahua of northern Veracruz / Alan R. Sandstrom, illustrated by Michael A. Sandstrom -- Constructing mythic space : the significance of a Chicomoztoc complex at Acatzingo Viejo / Manuel Aguilar, Miguel Medina Jaen, Tim M. Tucker and James E. Brady -- Pt. 2 : Oaxaca -- Pre-Hispanic rain ceremonies in Blade Cave, Sierra Mazateca, Oaxaca, Mexico / Janet Fitzsimmons -- Sacred caves and rituals from the northern Mixteca of Oaxaca, Mexico : new revelations / Carlos Rincón Mautner -- Pt. 3 : The Maya region -- Some notes on ritual caves among the ancient and modern Maya / Evon Z. Vogt and David Stuart -- Shamans, caves, and the roles of ritual specialists in Maya society / Keith M. Prufer -- Cave stelae and megalithic monuments in western Belize / Jaime J. Awe, Cameron Griffith, and Sherry Gibbs -- A cognitive approach to artifact distribution in caves of the Maya area / Andrea Stone -- Cluster concentrations, boundary markers, and ritual pathways : a GIS analysis of artifact cluster patterns at Actun Tunichil Muknal, Belize / Holley Moyes -- Ethnographic notes on Maya Q'eqchi' cave rites : implications for archaeological interpretation / Abigail E. Adams and James E. Brady -- A Lacandon religious ritual in the cave of the god Tsibaná at the holy lake of Mensabok in the rainforest of Chiapas / Jaroslaw Theodore Petryshyn, translated and edited by Pierre Robert Colas -- Beneath the Yalahau : emerging patterns of ancient Maya ritual cave use from northern Quintana Roo, Mexico / Dominique Rissolo -- Caves, karst, and settlement at Mayapán, Yucatán / Clifford T. Brown -- Concluding comments / Keith M. Prufer and James E. Brady.
Other author Brady, James Edward, 1948-
Prufer, Keith M. (Keith Malcolm), 1960-
Subject Indians of Mexico -- Rites and ceremonies.
Indians of Mexico -- Religion.
Indians of Mexico -- Antiquities.
Caves -- Religious aspects.
Mayas -- Rites and ceremonies.
Mayas -- Religion.
Mayas -- Antiquities.
Mexico -- Antiquities.
ISBN 0292705867 ((cl.) : alk. paper)