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Type: Paper
Paper Title: PRAXEOLOGY IN THE UNDERWORLD: GLIMPSES OF LIGHT IN THE SUBTERRANEAN IDEATIONAL REALM OF THE ANCIENT MAYA
Author: CAMERON GRIFFITH (Northern Arizona University)   
Date/Time: Thu., 2:15 PM
Co-Author(s): CAMERON GRIFFITH (Northern Arizona University) 
Abstract: The subterranean setting is comprised of natural geological and speleological phenomena, whereas the Cavescape, in the context of ancient Maya people who used caves, is a combination of this natural physical space and the culturally derived built environment. This paper presents the preliminary results of various GIS spatial analyses conducted on cave sites in the Macal Valley designed to elucidate spatial patterns and their associated explanatory phenomena. Some of the transforms affecting the assemblages in these cave sites are the result of natural processes, whereas others are due to formalized and structured intentions related to both functional requirements and ritual practice.

Program Number: 2-0645
Session Title: METHODS IN MESOAMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY
Session Sponsor: Archaeology Division
Session Date/Time: Thu., 1:45 PM-3:30 PM
Organizer(s): ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAM COMMITTEE (AAA) 
Chair(s): HEATHER RICHARDS-RISSETTO  
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