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The Ch′orti′ Past: An Archaeological Perspective

Robert J. Sharer

in The Ch′orti′ Maya Area: Past and Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033310
eISBN:
9780813039527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033310.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter examines the history of the Ch'orti' area from an archaeological perspective. It discusses some methodological and theoretical issues in the interpretation of archaeological data and ... More


Some Data and Reflections on the Demographic Dynamism and Continuity of the Colonial Ch′orti′ Population: The Many Copans and San Juan Ermita:

Lawrence H. Feldman

in The Ch′orti′ Maya Area: Past and Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033310
eISBN:
9780813039527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033310.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter examines the demographic dynamism and continuity of the colonial Ch'orti' population. It describes the life-ways of Maya people and the land-use practices in this region, as well as the ... More


The Mystery of Charles Wisdom: Producing Chorti Ethnography during the Great Depression, 1930–1940

Charles Lincoln Vaughan

in The Ch′orti′ Maya Area: Past and Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033310
eISBN:
9780813039527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033310.003.0020
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter focuses on Charles Wisdom's ethnography about the Ch'orti titled The Chorti Indians of Guatemala, which was published by the University of Chicago Press in October 1940. It explores the ... More


The Ch′orti′ Maya Area: Past and Present

Brent Metz, Cameron L. McNeil, and Kerry M. Hull (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033310
eISBN:
9780813039527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033310.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The Ch'orti' area — located in present-day Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador — was once the southernmost region of the ancient Maya world. Though thousands of years of tumultuous change have ... More


The “Ch′orti′ Area”

Brent E. Metz

in The Ch′orti′ Maya Area: Past and Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033310
eISBN:
9780813039527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033310.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter discusses the so-called Ch'orti' area, its people, culture and language. Ch'orti' culture and language existed in what is today eastern Guatemala, western Honduras, and northwestern El ... More


The Environmental Record of Human Populations and Migrations in the Copan Valley, Honduras

Cameron L. McNeil

in The Ch′orti′ Maya Area: Past and Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033310
eISBN:
9780813039527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033310.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter examines the environmental record of human population and migration in the Copan Valley, Honduras, which is the most prominent archaeological site in the region defined in this book as ... More


Lightning Is Born: Using Ch′orti′ Ritual to Interpret Ancient Maya Art

Matthew Looper

in The Ch′orti′ Maya Area: Past and Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033310
eISBN:
9780813039527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033310.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter discusses the result of an interpretation of ancient Maya art using Ch'orti' ritual. It suggests that the existence of common symbols in both ancient and modern cultures does not ... More


The Ch′orti′ Maya of Eastern Guatemala under Imperial Spain

Stewart Brewer

in The Ch′orti′ Maya Area: Past and Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033310
eISBN:
9780813039527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033310.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter examines the history of Ch'orti' Maya in eastern Guatemala under Imperial Spain. It suggests that throughout the eighteenth century, the Ch'orti' suffered in a variety of ways, including ... More


Searching for Ch′orti′ Maya Indigenousness in Contemporary Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador

Brent E. Metz

in The Ch′orti′ Maya Area: Past and Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033310
eISBN:
9780813039527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033310.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter examines traces of Ch'orti' Maya indigenousness in contemporary El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. In all three countries a common hierarchy of factors marks indigenousness, including ... More


Dualism and Worldview among the Ch′orti′ Maya

Kerry M. Hull

in The Ch′orti′ Maya Area: Past and Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033310
eISBN:
9780813039527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033310.003.0014
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter examines worldview and dualism among Ch'orti' Maya. It discusses data from Ch'orti' Maya ritual text and argues for an underlying dual-gendered ideology that pervades both the sacred and ... More


Ajk′opot Gente: The Unrecognized Keepers of Maya Plant Lore

Johanna Kufer

in The Ch′orti′ Maya Area: Past and Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033310
eISBN:
9780813039527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033310.003.0015
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter examines the concept of Ajk'opot gente, the unrecognized keeper of plant lore in Ch'orti' Maya. The findings indicate that though Ch'orti' language is nowadays very rarely spoken in the ... More


Ethnic Diversity in Reproductive Health Behavior: A Case Study of the Chorti Area

Sofie De Broe

in The Ch′orti′ Maya Area: Past and Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033310
eISBN:
9780813039527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033310.003.0016
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter describes a case study concerning ethnic diversity in reproductive health behavior in the Ch'orti' area in eastern Guatemala. It examines the use of family planning and pregnancy-related ... More


From Indigenous movement to Indigenous Management: Conflict and Accommodation in Chorti Maya Ethnopolitics

William M. Loker

in The Ch′orti′ Maya Area: Past and Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033310
eISBN:
9780813039527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033310.003.0017
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter examines the conflict and accommodation in Ch'orti' Maya ethnopolitics. It explores the Ch'orti' Maya “recovery of ancestral lands” in Western Honduras, particularly the emerging ... More


Copan Past and Present: Maya Archaeological Tourism and the Chorti in Honduras

Lena Mortensen

in The Ch′orti′ Maya Area: Past and Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033310
eISBN:
9780813039527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033310.003.0018
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter examines the Ch'orti' in Honduras and the Maya archaeological tourism, particularly at the Copan archaeological site. The Copan tourism sector has grown exponentially to accommodate the ... More


Representational and Enacted Violence against Guatemalan Ch′orti′s in the Famine of 2001

Julián López García

in The Ch′orti′ Maya Area: Past and Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033310
eISBN:
9780813039527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033310.003.0019
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter examines enacted and representational violence against the Ch'orti's in Guatemala. It provides a short overview of some catastrophes and misfortunes suffered by the Ch'orti' over the ... More


Food For the Rain Gods: Cacao in Ch'orti' Ritual

Johanna Kufer and Michael Heinrich

in Chocolate in Mesoamerica: A Cultural History of Cacao

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029535
eISBN:
9780813039503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029535.003.0019
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter discusses the role of cacao in Ch'orti rain ceremonies and illustrates the complex relationship between subsistence farmers and their natural environment. For the Ch'orti and other Mayan ... More


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