Art rupestre en zone maya : l'archéologie des grottes de la zone PUUC


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This thesis aims the study of the archeology of the caves in the PUUC zone (Yucatan, Mexico) and is based on the analysis of the material collected on surface and in the excavations during 1986 and 1990. It includes 3 main parts divided in nine chapters. The introductive first part contains a geographical and archeological presentation of the area and the previous works concerning caves. The second part is dedicated to the presentation and the analysis of the archeological material (ceramics, artefacts, rocks art, etc). The third part contains the inventory and hypothesis on the various functions of the caves, and especially on the seldom study of its running usages until now in the maya area.

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