A behavioral interpretation of high density ceramic sherd concentrations at Midnight Terror Cave
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The initial survey and surface collection ofhalf of Midnight Terror Cave in the Spring of2008 uncovered the presence of a number ofhigh density deposits of broken ceramics. Allof the deposits were located in marginal are-as along the cave wall and in other inaccessi-ble spaces. The deposits consisted of anextremely heterogeneous mix of ceramictypes none of which yielded a reconstructablevessel. The patterns noted suggest that thedeposits reflect the deposition of materialused in previous rituals that had been rede- posited in preparation for the next use. Suchbehaviors have been described ethnograph-ically as part of modern Maya ritual.
Brady, James E. and Giron-Abrego, Mario, "A behavioral interpretation of high density ceramic sherd concentrations at Midnight Terror Cave" (2014). KIP Articles. 442.