Ritual Landscapes and Cave Networks of Eastern Guerrero, Mexico

Author(s): Mary E. Pye; Gerardo Gutiérrez

Year: 2017


This paper presents an overview of the findings from the Formative period caves of Cauadzidziqui (pre-Olmec and Olmec-style paintings), Techan or Cave of the Governors (Olmec style monuments carved into the walls), and Ocotequila (Middle Formative painting), as well as Chiepetlan (Paleo-Indian, Late Postclassic-Early Colonial) and Cueva de las Lluvias (Classic period floor carvings). Also assessed is the importance of the locations chosen for Formative period caves in the sacred landscape of the region and the relationships to communication routes.

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Ritual Landscapes and Cave Networks of Eastern Guerrero, Mexico. Mary E. Pye, Gerardo Gutiérrez. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431765)



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Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.271; min lat: 12.383 ; max long: -86.353; max lat: 23.08 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 14802