El depósito ritual. Una práctica mesoamericana de larga duración


  • Danièle Dehouve CNRS; EPHE



Parole chiave:

Mesomerica, ritual deposit, offerings, indigenous populations, Aztecs


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.



Come citare

Dehouve, D. (2016). El depósito ritual. Una práctica mesoamericana de larga duración. Confluenze. Rivista Di Studi Iberoamericani, 8(2), 181–206. https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.2036-0967/6652