7825Re: Maya Massacre at Cancuen,Guatemala
- Dec 1, 2005Have wondered about the same thing. It is uncharacteristic. Have
they dated the remains?
--- In Precolumbian_Inscriptions@yahoogroups.com, "bobandjoany"
> The information in the news report is difficult to reconcile.
> Maya warriors usually took royal persons as hostages for ransom or
> extract tribute from the vanquished communities.The ornaments ofthe
> elite victims were tossed into the sacred pool with theand
> corpses.Invaders are usually intent on the acquistion of booty.The
> above infers an internal revolt [all ritual and cultural items were
> However A A Demarest claims that attempts were made to erect stone
> wooden palisades.If the defences are concentrated in a relativelysmall
> area,they could have been erected to provide sanctuary against acivil
> rebellion.If the attempt to construct fortifications was widespreadconstructed walls?
> within Cancuen,the threat is likely to have been external.
> Does anyone have access to information about the partly
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