A Funerary Cave at Moxviquil, Chiapas, Mexico
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Journal of Field Archaeology
This article presents the excavation results of a funerary cave at the site of Moxviquil, located in the Jovel Valley of central highland Chiapas, Mexico. Diagnostic ceramics from funerary offerings suggest that the use of the cave spanned the principal occupation at the site, including Late Classic (a.d. 600–900) and Early Postclassic (a.d. 900–1250) periods. The offerings situate the Moxviquil cave within an extensive tradition of Mesoamerican sacred caves as funerary loci and situate the site itself within an extensive network of eastward- and westward-facing trade networks and political connections.
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Paris, Elizabeth H.; López Bravo, Roberto; and Serafin, Stanley, "A Funerary Cave at Moxviquil, Chiapas, Mexico" (2020). KIP Articles. 7053.