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1. New Perspectives on Human Sacrifice and Postsacrificial Body Treatments in Ancient Maya Society: An Introduction 1 Andrea Cucina and Vera Tiesler 2. Funerary or Nonfunerary? New References in Identifying Ancient Maya Sacrificial and Postsacrificial Behaviors from Human Assemblages 14 Vera Tiesler 3. The Creation and Sacrifice of Witches in Classic Maya Society 45 Lisa J. Lucero and Sherry A. Gibbs 4. Empowered and Disempowered During the Late to Terminal Classic Transition: Maya Burial and Termination Rituals in the Sibun Valley, Belize 74 Eleanor Harrison-Buck, Patricia A: McAnany, and Rebecca Storey 5. Posthumous Body Treatments and Ritual Meaning in the Classic Period Northern Pet6n. A Taphonomic Approach 102 Cecilia Medina Martin and Mirna Sdnchez Vargas 6. Human Sacrifice in Late Postclassic Maya Iconography and Texts 120 Gabrielle Vail and Christine Herndndez 7. Skeletons, Skulls, and Bones in the Art of Chich6n Itza 165 Virginia E. Miller 8. Sacrifice and Ritual Body Mutilation in Postclassical Maya Society: Taphonomy of the Human Remains from Chich6n ItzA's Cenote Sagrado 190 Guillermo de Anda Alants 9. Sacred Spaces and Human Funerary and Nonfunerary Placements in Champot6n, Campeche, During the Postclassic Period 209 Araceli Hurtado Cen, Aleida Cetina Bastida, Vera Tiesler, and William J. Folan 10. Human Sacrificial Rites Among the Maya of MayapAn: A Bioarchaeological Perspective 232 Stanley Serafin and Carlos Peraza Lope 11. Nutrition, Lifestyle, and Social Status of Skeletal Remains from Nonfunerary and "Problematical" Contexts 251 Andrea Cucina and Vera Tiesler 12. Victims of Sacrifice: Isotopic Evidence for Place of Origin 263 T Douglas Price, James H. Burton, Lori E. Wright, Christine D. White, and Fred Longstaffe 13. The Bioarchaeology of Maya Sacrifice 293 Jane E. Buikstra Subject Index 309