CNWA vol.10

CNWA 10 semiCONTRIBUTIONS IN NEW WORLD ARCHAEOLOGY

vol. 10 (2016)

INTO THE UNDERWORLD: ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE AFTERLIFE IN THE PRE-COLUMBIAN AMERICAS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTENTS

From the editors

Agnieszka Hamann

Through the valley of the shadow of death: Death as a typical domain requiring non-literal treatment

Monika Banach

Xo’l vitz y xe’ naloj: el paisaje sagrado de los mayas ixiles de Guatemala

Milan Kováč

Lacandon paths to the Underworld

Christophe Helmke and Ismael Arturo Montero García

Caves and New Fire ceremonies in the Central Mexican Highlands: The case of the Cerro de la Estrella, Iztapalapa, Mexico

Jesper Nielsen

The cave and the butterfly: Thoughts on death and rebirth in ancient Mesoamerica

Harri Kettunen

Uk’ay ajbuj: Otherworldly owls in the mundo maya       

John S. Henderson and Kathryn M. Hudson

Places of beginning, modes of belonging: Steambaths and caves in Mesoamerica

Andrew D. Somerville and Geoffrey E. Braswell

The life, death, and afterlife of an ancient Maya king: A study of Pusilha Ruler G

Jarosław Źrałka, Wiesław Koszkul, Varinia Matute, Bogumił Pilarski,
Bernard  Hermes, Juan Luis Velásquez

Burials, offerings, flints and the cult of ancestors: The case of Nakum Structure X, Peten, Guatemala

Lenka Horáková

Excavating data: Harmonization of burial data from Uaxactun, Guatemala

Jan Szymański

Out of the Underworld: The resurrection of the Maize God and its architectural context