PEABODY MUSEUM MEMOIRS
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Peabody Museum Memoirs Volume 10
Number 3

Artifacts from the Cenote of Sacrifice, Chichen Itza, Yucatan

Textiles, Basketry, Stone, Bone, Shell, Ceramics, Wood, Copal, Rubber, other Organic Materials, and Mammalian Remains

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$75.00 • £60.95 • €67.50

ISBN 9780873656948

Publication Date: 10/14/1992

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408 pages

30 line illustrations, 300 halftones, 2 maps, 32 tables

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  • Foreword by Gordon R. Willey
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contributors
  • 1. The Sacred Well of the Itzaes [Edward H. Thompson]
    • Topography of the Region About Chichen ltza
    • Chichen ltza
    • Description of Chichen Itza
    • Topography of Chen Ku, the Sacred Well
    • Etymology of Chen Ku
    • Traditions and Accounts of the Sacred Well
    • The Strange Visitor
    • Notes
    • References
  • 2. Dredging the Cenote [Clemency Chase Coggins]
    • Thompson’s Early Work in Yucatan
    • Chichen ltza: Hacienda and Archaeological Site
    • Dredging the Cenote: 1904 to 1905
    • Dredging the Cenote: 1906 to 1907
    • Dredging and Diving in the Cenote: 1908 to 1909
    • The End of Work in the Cenote: 1910 to 1922
    • The Years 1923 to 1944
    • Mexican Work in the Cenote
    • Publication of the Artifacts from the Cenote
    • Notes
    • References
  • 3. Textiles [Joy Mahler Lothrop]
    • The Textiles
      • Thompsons References to the Textiles
      • Previous Studies of the Cenote Textiles
      • Method Used in Analysis
      • Limiting Factors
      • Age of the Textiles
      • Specimens of Cenote Textiles in Other Museums
    • General Considerations
      • Fibers
      • Spinning
      • Spindle Whorls
      • Other Weaving Tools
      • Dyes
      • End and Side Selvages
    • Technical Analysis
      • Plain Weaves Grouped by Yarn Structure
      • Techniques Other Than Unadorned Plain Weaves
    • Summary and Conclusions
    • Notes
    • Appendix 3.A: Basic Data on all Measurable Specimens
    • References
  • 4. Basketry, Twined Sandal Soles, and Cordage [Jill J. Mefford]
    • Basketry
    • Sandal Soles
    • Cordage
    • Notes
    • References
  • 5. Objects of Stone, Shell, and Bone [Hattula Moholy-Nagy and John M. Ladd]
    • Description of the Collection and Comparisons with Other Sites
      • Stone: Pecked, Ground, Polished, and Unworked
      • Shell: Extensively Worked, Original Form Largely Preserved, and Unworked
      • Other Marine Invertebrates
      • Marine Vertebrates
      • Other Bone: Worked and Unworked
    • Social Contexts of the Collection
      • Materials Associated with High Social Rank
      • Materials Associated with Intermediate Social Rank
      • Materials Associated with Low Social Rank
      • Unique or Undiagnostic Materials
      • Accidental Inclusions
    • Areas of Origin
    • Estimated Time Spans of Use
    • Comparisons with Other Cenote Sites
      • Cenote Xlacah
      • Other Cenote Sites
    • Summary and Conclusions
    • Notes
    • Appendix 5.A: Obsidian Hydration Report [Fred Trembour]
    • References
  • 6. Chipped-Stone Artifacts [Payson D. Sheets, John M. Ladd, and David Bathgate]
    • The Collection
      • Large Bifaces
      • Tanged Bifaces
      • Side-notched Bifaces
      • Corner-notched Bifaces
      • Lanceolate Bifaces
      • Unclassified Bifacially Flaked Fragments
      • Bifacial Thinning Flakes
      • General Microcrystalline Debitage
      • Obsidian Debitage
      • Obsidian Prismatic Blades
      • Obsidian Polyhedral Cores
    • Conclusions
      • Comments on a Preliminary Analysis of Cenote Lithics
      • Observations on Cenote Lithics
      • Comparison of Cenote Xlacah at Dzibilchaltun and the Chichen ltza Cenote
      • Comparison of Mayapan and Chichen ltza Cenote Lithics
      • Chichen ltza Cenote and Tula Lithic Artifact Comparisons
      • Cenote Lithics Compared with Zaculeu Lithics
      • Similarities with Quelepa, El Salvador
      • General Comments
    • Appendix 6.A: Hydration Dating of Obsidian Artifacts from the Sacred Cenote, Chichen Itza [Fred Trembour]
    • Appendix 6.B: Hydration Analysis of Non-Cenote Obsidian from Two Surface Localities, Chichen Itza [Fred Trembour]
    • Appendix 6.C: Use-Wear Analysis of Chipped-Stone Tools [April K. Sievert]
    • References
  • 7. Ceramics [Joseph W Ball and John M. Ladd]
    • Study of the Collection
      • Analysis
      • Summary
    • Catalogue
      • Whole and Nearly Whole (Broken) Vessels
      • Fragmentary Vessels and Sherds
    • Notes
    • Appendix 7.A: Occurrences of Types Organized by Ceramic Complex
    • References
  • 8. Wooden Artifacts [Clemency Chase Coggins and John M. Ladd]
    • Catalogue
      • Ear(?) Ornaments
      • Weapon Assemblage
      • Handheld Objects
      • Effigies
      • Perforated Ornaments(?)
      • Implements
      • Miscellaneous
    • Discussion of the Wood Collection
      • Condition and Preservation
      • Types of Wood
      • Woodworking
      • Coatings
      • Destructive Activity
      • Purpose and Dating of Cenote Ritual
    • Notes
    • References
  • 9. Copal and Rubber Offerings [Clemency Chase Coggins and John M. Ladd]
    • Copal
      • The Collection
      • Discussion
    • Rubber
    • Notes
    • References
  • 10. Miscellaneous: Palm Nut Artifacts, Decorated Gourds, Leather, and Stucco
    • Palm Nut Artifacts [Hattula Moholy-Nagy And John M. Ladd]
    • Decorated Gourds [Clemency Chase Coggins and John M. Ladd]
    • Leather [Clemency Chase Coggins and John M. Ladd]
    • Stucco [Clemency Chase Coggins]
    • Notes
    • References
  • 11. Mammalian Remains [Mary Randolph Hopkins]
    • The Cenote as a Depositional Environment
    • Catalogue of the Collection
      • Marsupialia
      • Insectivora
      • Chiroptera
      • Edentata
      • Lagomorpha
      • Rodentia
      • Carnivora
      • Perissodactyla
      • Artiodactyla
      • Unidentified
    • Summary
    • Notes
    • References
  • 12. Conclusions [Clemency Chase Coggins]
  • References

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