Aknah and the moon spiners: gender relations and rituals in caves.
Author(s): Adriana Sanchez
Mensabak Lake, in the Lacandon Rainforest, is surrounded by caves that were used as pilgrimage destinations and for different rituals in the Protohistoric period. The role of Maya women in the rituals and ceremonies has been delimited to fertility and dependency stereotypes not only in the historical documents but in the archaeological research. This presentation discusses Maya women’s participation in a multi-regional pilgrimage network having Mensabak as the epicentre.
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- Society for American Archaeology 82nd Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC (2017) •
- Added 04/27/2017 to 05/04/2017 •
- In the Mother's Womb: Archaeological Research in Caves
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Aknah and the moon spiners: gender relations and rituals in caves.. Adriana Sanchez. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431617)
min long: -107.271; min lat: 12.383 ; max long: -86.353; max lat: 23.08 ;
Abstract Id(s): 17107