El depósito ritual. Una práctica mesoamericana de larga duración

Danièle Dehouve

Abstract


Mesoamerica is a cultural area known by the resistance of several of its features to the passage of time. One of them remained in existence in the long duration: the "ritual deposit", also named offerings, is defined as a figurative ritual, based on material and miniaturized representations, generally accompanied by the sacrifice of animals or men and / or the gift of food ; it has a great antiquity and persists in use in the indigenous contemporary populations. The article examines the evidences of this ceremonial practice, as well as its characteristics.

Keywords


Mesomerica; ritual deposit; offerings; indigenous populations; Aztecs

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DOI: 10.6092/issn.2036-0967/6652

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