33. Women's Ritual in Formative Oaxaca: Figure-making, Divination, Death and the Ancestors
Author(s): Joyce Marcus
This book covers divination, figurine-making, and women's ritual treatment of ancestors in the Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico, from 1600 to 500 B.C. Women's ritual was distinguished from men's through excavation strategy: houses, dooryards, activity areas, features, middens and public buildings were excavated and studied as separate units, and context was used to link artifacts with women's domains. They were then interpreted using ethnographic and ethnohistoric data on women's ritual. Included are illustrations of more than 800 figurines or figurine parts. This monograph is Vol. 11 of the subseries Prehistory and Human Ecology of the Valley of Oaxaca.
Publisher: Museum of Anthropology
Month of Publication: January
Year of Publication: 1998
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
# of Pages: 333
Monograph Series / Number: Memoirs, 33
Tables / Illustrations: 1 table, 372 illustr.