AuthorIslas, Melinda David, 1945-
AdvisorNetting, Robert M.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis paper examines ritual in Classic Maya art of the Usamacinta River drainage, focusing on blood sacrifice, its iconography and symbolism, then looks at contemporary Maya ritual in highland Chiapas, Mexico. Connections between the two are made, emphasizing the continuity of Maya culture in Mesoamerica, and suggestions are made for current archaeological investigations in the Maya area.
Degree ProgramGraduate College