The Sowing and the Dawning


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Author  Shirley Boteler Mock
Publisher  University of New Mexico Press
Publication Date   December 31, 1998
ISBN  0826319831
Pages  320

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This collection combines archaeology and ethnography to explore the Mesoamerican archaeological record. Contributors focus on the little-understood material phenomena of ritual deposits, dedicatory or votive offerings, caches, and termination events. Drawing on contemporary Maya ethnography, the authors argue that a few deep structural principles unify the Mesoamerican world view, both present and past, and apply these concepts to the deposition of dedicatory and termination offerings in the archaeological record.

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