Ritual (Other Keyword)

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1974 Excauation of Tijeras Pueblo, Cibola National Forest, New Mexico (1975)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Linda S. Cordell.

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All the Underworld’s a Stage: Ancient Maya Ritual Stages of Xibalba (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Cameron Griffith. Brent Woodfill.

Ancient Maya rulers dramatically gave offerings to the gods and ancestors on behalf of the local population, and the spectacle was central to the maintenance of the social hierarchy. Some of these public ceremonies took place in in the subterranean realm of Xibalba, from the vantage point of visible, elevated areas within cave sites. The actors using the ritual stages described in this paper, whether from large urban centers or smaller villages in the countryside, would have used the...


The ambivalence of caves and rockshelters in medieval Norway (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Knut Andreas Bergsvik.

Caves and rockshelters occur frequently in Norway and they were extensively used as dwelling-sites for humans in most periods of the prehistory. During the transition to the medieval period (AD 550 – 1500), however, archaeological excavations show that their use changed significantly. From then on, they mainly served as offering sites, burial sites and as workshops for metal smiths and stone masons. This change may have been related to a change in the perceptions of caves and rockshelters. One...


Analytical Approaches for Identifying Ritual Contexts (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Amber VanDerwarker.

Paleoethnobotanists continue to push plants into the realm of social archaeology, particularly in terms of examining how plants articulated with ancient ritual practices. The examination of the connection between plants and ritual, however, is not a straightforward process—researchers must first appropriately identify special contexts and/or foods, after which they must attribute meaning to the contexts and events they have identified. This presentation focuses on the first step – identification...


Ancestors, Agency, and Formation Processes: Interpreting Problematical "Smash and Trash Deposits" at Ka’Kabish, Belize (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kerry Sagebiel. Helen Haines.

Maya archaeologists commonly discover "smash-and-trash" deposits, collections consisting of large quantities of broken sherds, lithics, faunal materials, and other remains, in varying contexts on Maya sites. Interpretations of these deposits vary from simple trash or midden deposits, to remains of feasting, to termination and other rituals. These interpretations are often strongly influenced by the theoretical and analytical approaches taken by the excavators. At Ka’Kabish, Belize, a series of...


Ancient, Modern, and Post-Modern: Pueblo Mural Painting of the Southwestern U.S. (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kelley Hays-Gilpin.

Over a period of centuries between about AD 1000 and 1540, Ancestral Pueblo communities in what is now the southwestern U.S. developed elaborate, iconic mural painting traditions. The most detailed and best-known murals were excavated in kivas (ceremonial structures) at the sites of Awat’ovi and Kawayka’a on the Hopi Mesas, Arizona, and at Pottery Mound and Kuaua near Albuquerque, New Mexico. These murals not only express ritual and worldview in the 15th century but inspire contemporary artwork...


The Animals of Pueblo Ritual: Faunal Analysis of a Kiva from Pot Creek Pueblo, NM (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Melanie Cootsona. Madeleine Strait.

This poster reports on the analysis of the faunal remains from a D-shaped kiva in use during the late 1200s or early 1300s at Pot Creek Pueblo in the northern Rio Grande region of New Mexico. The kiva was decommissioned in a highly ceremonial manner with both human and animal interments, as well as a variety of additional animal offerings on the floor. Additional animal deposits in the fill of the kiva, suggesting the continued use of the space as a receptacle for offerings. Close analysis of...


Appendix 1 (2008)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Hattula Moholy-Nagy.

Appendix 1, a text document, presents the structure of the combined artifact and provenience databases of 19 variables. Note that lot number and special deposit number are common to both the artifact and provenience databases.


APPENDIX 10: Reconstruction of Tikal Caches Excavated Prior to 1956 (2008)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Hattula Moholy-Nagy. William R. Coe.

Appendix 10 is an incomplete draft of the reconstruction of Tikal caches excavated prior to 1956. It includes an inventory of all monuments known to have undergone excavation before 1956 and describes associated caches. Many bibliographic entries do not appear in the References section of this Report. Moholy-Nagy has added text in brackets. Present-day usage substitutes the term “chert” for Coe’s “flint” and “prismatic blade” for A. V. Kidder’s “flake-blade.”


APPENDIX 11: Typology and Description of Flint and Obsidian Eccentrics and Incised Obsidians (2008)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Hattula Moholy-Nagy. William R. Coe.

Appendix 11 is an incomplete draft of the typology and description of flint and obsidian eccentrics and incised obsidians. Objects included here are either representational or symbolic, figural, and non-figural, and are organized in this typology in three categories: Eccentric Flints, Eccentric Obsidians, and Incised Obsidians. Many bibliographic entries do not appear in the References section of this Report. Moholy-Nagy has added the texts in brackets. Present-day usage has substituted the...


APPENDIX 12: Typology and Description of Shell Charlie Chaplin Figurines (2008)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Hattula Moholy-Nagy. William R. Coe.

Appendix 12 is an incomplete draft of the typology and description of shell Charlie Chaplin figurines. These are anthropomorphic, small, usually of exteriorly worked Spondylus shell, with incising, notching, grooving and drilling the technical repertory. However, many are plain, that is, the human form is silhouetted. A total of 538 shell figurines exist in the Tikal collection. With very few exceptions (notably Burial 10) these occur in cached offerings. Shell figurines are an outstanding...


Appendix 14 (2008)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Hattula Moholy-Nagy.

Appendix 14, presents all of the 246 figures referred to in TR. 27A. The figures listed in italics on the Figure list in the front matter of this volume are also printed in it, while the others appear only on the CD-ROM.


Appendix 2 (2008)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Hattula Moholy-Nagy.

Appendix 2, a text document, provides the codes used for the artifact and provenience database variables.


Appendix 3 (2008)
DATASET Hattula Moholy-Nagy. William R. Coe.

Appendix 3, a text document derived from a relational database, gives the proveniences of all defined lots that produced material other than potsherds. This database is an updated version of Appendix C on the CD-ROM accompanying TR. 27B, and it includes proveniences of artifacts reported in that volume. Codes for this database can be located in Appendices 1 (tDAR #: 377506) and 2 (tDAR #: 377507).


Appendix 4 (2008)
DATASET Hattula Moholy-Nagy. William R. Coe.

Appendix 4, a text document derived from a relational database, gives the proveniences of all lots defined as special deposits, that is, burials, caches, and problematical deposits. This database is an updated version of Appendix D on the CD-ROM accompanying TR. 27B, and it includes proveniences of artifacts reported in that volume. Codes for this database can be located in Appendices 1 (tDAR #: 377506) and 2 (tDAR #: 377507).


Appendix 5 (2008)
DATASET Hattula Moholy-Nagy. William R. Coe.

Appendix 5, a text document derived from a relational database, lists all of the artifacts reported in TR. 27A ordered by catalogue number. Codes for this database can be located in Appendices 1 (tDAR #: 377506) and 2 (tDAR #: 377507).


Appendix 6 (2008)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Hattula Moholy-Nagy. William R. Coe.

Appendix 6, PDF versions of excel spreadsheets, consists of tables generated from Appendix 5, which summarize artifact traits, proveniences, and dates for artifact types and varieties. These tables should be regarded as a sample of the informative associations that the reader can make. Codes for this database can be located in Appendices 1 (tDAR #: 377506) and 2 (tDAR #: 377507).


Appendix 7 (2008)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Hattula Moholy-Nagy. William R. Coe.

Appendix 7, Excel spreadsheets and text documents generated from Excel spreadsheets, consists of charts summarizing counts of reported artifacts and objects by material category, special deposit typologies, proveniences, and dates, and species identifications of shells, other marine invertebrates, and fishes.


APPENDIX 8: Illustrations of artifacts from special deposits published in TR. 27, Parts A and B, and other Tikal Reports (2008)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Hattula Moholy-Nagy. William R. Coe.

Appendix 8, a text document, gives the figure references for artifacts from special deposits.


APPENDIX 9: Miscellaneous Texts Illustrated in TR. 27, Parts A and B. (2008)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Hattula Moholy-Nagy. William R. Coe.

Appendix 9, a text documents, lists the Miscellaneous Text numbers, artifact types, catalogue numbers, and figure references of texts found on artifacts other than pottery vessels. Texts on pottery vessels from special deposits are published in TR. 25A.


Archaeological Survey for Three Proposed Routes For Electrical Lines - the Greater Aneth Residential Electrification Project (1982)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Linda Popelish.

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Archaeological Survey of 15 Drill Locations in the White Mesa Unit South of Montezuma Creek In San Juan County, Utah (1984)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Roger A. Moore.

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Archaeological Survey of a Proposed Seismic Line (NP-12) On McCracken Mesa for Whitehorse Geophysical Near Aneth, San Juan County, Utah (1987)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Peter J. Kakos.

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Archaeological Survey of Municipal Airport Extension Area, Blanding, Utah (1979)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Margaret A. Powers.

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Archaeological Survey of Proposed Co2 Injection Lines and Associated Facilities in the Aneth Oil Field, San Juan County, Utah (1986)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Dennis Gilpin. A. Anderson. L. Werito.

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