Aztec Militarism and Blood Sacrifice: The Archaeology and Ideology of Ritual Violence
Author(s): Ruben G Mendoza
J. Whittaker: Revisionist efforts attempt to refute accounts of Aztec sacrifice as “racist, colonialist” etc. But our understanding of large-scale sacrifice not based only on Spanish accounts, also arch evidence of ritual violence - experiments in heart excision, serological study of deposits, forensic analysis of skeletal remains, including numerous sites with evidence of peri-mortem mutilation and cannibalism, 170 crania from tsompantli skull rack at Tlatelolco associated with stone tools used to prep heads, etc.
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Aztec Militarism and Blood Sacrifice: The Archaeology and Ideology of Ritual Violence. Ruben G Mendoza, Ruben G Mendoza, R J Chacon. In Latin American Indigenous Warfare and Ritual Violence. Pp. 34-54. Tucson AZ: University of Arizona Press. 2007 ( tDAR id: 423384)
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