Contextualizing Ritual Behavior

Cynthia Robin

in Chan

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780813039831
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813043753 | DOI:
Contextualizing Ritual Behavior

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This chapter explores the ritual use of objects at the Maya farming community of Chan. It examines the practices of placing objects in caches, burials, and terminal deposits in Chan's community center. The deposition of objects in ritual deposits illustrates the long historical development of ritual practices by farmers.

Keywords: Maya; Chan; farming community; ritual, burials; caches

Chapter.  6593 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology

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