Table of contents for Stone houses and earth lords : Maya religion in the cave context / edited by Keith M. Prufer and James E. Brady.

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Contents
 List of Illustrations
 List of Contributors
 1. Introduction: Religion and Role of Caves in Lowland Maya Archaeology
 Keith M. Prufer and James E. Brady
 Part I. SACRED LANDSCAPE AND ARTIFICIAL CAVES
 2. Replicating the Sacred Landscape: The Chen at Muklebal Tzul
 Keith M. Prufer and Andrew Kindon
 3. Caves and Artificial Caves in Late Postclassic Maya Ceremonial Groups
 Timothy W. Pugh
 4. Social Power and Sacred Space at Actun Nak Beh, Belize
 Christina T. Halperin
 5. Pilgrimage and Caves on Cozumel
 Shankari Patel
 Part II RECONSTRUCTING RITUAL AND COSMOLOGY
 6. The Impact of Ritual on Ancient Maya Economy
 James E. Brady
 7. Scribes and Caves in the Maya Lowlands
 Andrea Stone
 8. Nikte Mo' Scattered Fire in the Cave of K'ab Chante': Epigraphic and Archaeological Evidence for Cave Desecration in Ancient Maya Warfare
 James E. Brady and Pierre R. Colas 
 9. Plants and Caves in Ancient Maya Society
 Christopher T. Morehart
 10. The Sweatbath in the Cave: A Modified Passage in Chechem Ha Cave, Belize
 Holley Moyes
 11. An Analysis of Ancient Maya Stalactite Breakage at Balam Na Cave, Guatemala
 James E. Brady, Allan B. Cobb, Sergio Garza, Cesar Espinosa, and Robert Burnett
 12. De-fanging the Earth Monster: Speleothem Transport to Surface Sites in the Sibun Valley
 Polly A. Peterson, Patricia A. McAnany, and Allan B. Cobb
 13. Showing the Way: The Function of Three Small Caves in the Sibun-Manatee Karst
 Amalia Kenward
 Part III INTERPRETATIONS OF HUMAN SKELETAL MATERIAL IN CAVES
 14. Human Remains in Lowland Maya Caves: Problems of Interpretation
 Ann M. Scott and James E. Brady
 15. Mortuary Practices of the Prehistoric Maya from Caves Branch Rock Shelter, Belize
 David M. Glassman and Juan Luis Bonor Villarejo
 16. Nearer to the Gods: Rockshelter Burials from the Ek Xux Valley, Belize
 Julie Mather Saul, Keith M. Prufer, and Frank P. Saul
 17. A Question of Sacrifice: Classic Maya Cave Mortuary Practices at Barton Creek Cave, Belize
 Vanessa A. Owen
 18. What Can the Bones Really Tell Us? The Study of Human Skeletal Remains from Cenotes
 Vera Tiesler
 19. Maya Cave Archaeology: A New Look at Religion and Cosmology
 James E. Brady and Keith M. Prufer
 Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Mayas -- Religion.
Maya cosmology.
Mayas -- Anthropometry.
Caves -- Religious aspects -- Mexico.
Caves -- Religious aspects -- Belize.
Sacred space -- Mexico.
Sacred space -- Belize.
Human remains (Archaeology) -- Mexico.
Human remains (Archaeology) -- Belize.
Mexico -- Antiquities.
Belize -- Antiquities.