Artifacts from the Cenote of Sacrifice, Chichen Itza, Yucatan: Textiles, Basketry, Stone, Bone, Shell, Ceramics, Wood, Copal, Rubber, other Organic Materials, and Mammalian Remains
edited by Clemency Chase Coggins
contributions by Payson D. Sheets, Edward H. Thompson, Joseph W. Ball, David Bathgate, Mary Randolph Hopkins, John M. Ladd, Joy Mahler Lothrop, Jill J. Mefford and Hattula Moholy-Nagy
appendix by April K. Sievert and Fred Trembour
foreword by Gordon R. Willey
Harvard University Press, 1992
Paper: 978-0-87365-694-8
Library of Congress Classification F1435.1.C5A78 1992

In this abundantly illustrated third and final volume on the artifacts found by Edward H. Thompson in the Well of Sacrifice, specialists analyze the great variety of objects and debate whether they represent evidence of dateable prehistorical ritual. The collection includes the rare remains of hundreds of textiles, wooden objects, and copal incense offerings that were preserved in the waters of this limestone sinkhole, as well as the lithics, ceramics, and bone and shell artifacts commonly found in Maya burials and caches, and about 250 mammalian remains. These objects are remarkable for having been cut, torn, broken, and burned before they were thrown into the green waters of the sacred well at Chichen Itza.

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