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A possible case of child sacrifice in the Late Classic zoque area: Cueva del Lazo (Chiapas)

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Davide Domenici

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Centro de Estudios Mayas

Publication Date

August 2012

Keywords

Mexico, Archaeology

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Resumen: La excavación de la Cueva del Lazo (Ocozocoautla, Chiapas), en el área zoque del oes­ te de Chiapas, sacó a la luz un contexto del Clásico Tardío compuesto por once entierros de niños asociados a una gran cantidad de materiales perecederos, entre ellos muchos textiles. Si bien el análisis físico­antropológico no ha detectado huellas que indiquen la causa de muerte de los infantes, la interpretación del contexto arqueológico sugiere que los 11 infantes pu­ dieron haber sido objeto de una secuencia de actos de sacrificio. Abstract: The excavation of the Cueva del Lazo (Ocozocoautla, Chiapas), in the Zoque region of Western Chiapas, brought to light a Late Classic context composed by eleven child burials, associated with a huge amount of perishable materials, including textiles. Despite the fact that the bioanthropological analysis didn't detected any evidence of violent death, the inter­pretation of the archaeological context suggest that the children could have been the object of a sequence of sacrificial acts. Open Access - Permission by Author(s) See Extended description for more information.

Subject: topical

Archaeology

Subject: geographic

Mexico

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Article

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Article; serial

Identifier

K26-04852

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