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Author Jacobi, Keith P.

Title Last rites for the Tipu Maya : genetic structuring in a colonial cemetery / Keith P. Jacobi
Published Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, [2000]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 383 pages) : illustrations
Contents Spanish missions and the history of Tipu Maya -- European Catholic and Spanish Catholic burial practices -- The Catholic and Maya worlds collide -- Dental genetics and non-metric and metric traits -- From skeletal dancers to regimented corpses of the Catholic way -- Open the church and see all the people -- Life and death at Tipu -- The last will and testament of the Tipu Maya
Summary Jacobi's groundbreaking osteology study uncovers the history of the Tipu Maya of Belize and their subsequent contact with the Spanish conquistadores and missionaries. Two cultures collided at Tipu, Belize, in the 1600s: that of the native Maya and that of the Spanish missionaries, who arrived with an agenda of religious subjugation and, ultimately, political control. Combining historical documentation with the results of an archaeological exploration of a Tipu cemetery, Keith Jacobi provides an account of the meshing of these two cultures and the assimilation of Catholic practices by the Tipu
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-378) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Dental anthropology -- Belize -- Tipu.
Mayas -- Anthropometry -- Belize -- Tipu.
Mayas -- Funeral customs and rites -- Belize -- Tipu.
Tipu (Belize) -- Population.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 00008417
ISBN 0817310258
0817380906 (electronic bk.)
9780817380908 (electronic bk.)