The Liminal Space between Night and Day In the Mesoamerican Formative Period
Iconographic investigations have revealed how the spread of the symbolism associated with NIGHT and DAY and the liminal space that separates the two were the major focus for the layout of sacred space or ritual precincts throughout the Mesoamerican Formative Period. Night was perceived as the home of much of the spiritual power which the ancient Mesoamericans perceived as inherent within the cosmological structure of the cosmos. In order to control the public and supernatural interface of this religious understanding, the division between day and night became the most significant ritual focus of ancient Formative Period religious rituals.
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The Liminal Space between Night and Day In the Mesoamerican Formative Period. Frank Reilly, Sean McClure. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431050)
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