The violence that ended in 1996 in modern Guatemala does not provide a
direct analogy to the political and cultural situation in Pre-Columbian times.
Instead, we wish to point out that local ritual sites are of interest to regional and
foreign actors in times of warfare and invasion. At Dos Pilas, the cave under a
natural hill that wasmodified into a huge pyramid was ‘‘terminated,’’ apparently
after the final defeat of the site. The entrance to the longest tunnel was blocked
by yellow clay and the entire entrance was sealed with stone (Brady 1997:608–
609). At Naj Tunich, the entrance to the tunnel system was blocked by a stack
of cut formations and the tombs on the balcony were looted (Brady 1989). This
pattern appears to be quite ancient. A small cave containing a number of burials
of important individuals appears to have been looted in the Late Preclassic
(Garza et al. 2001).
Brady, James E.
1989 An Investigation of Maya Ritual Cave Use with Special Reference to Naj
Tunich, Peten, Guatemala. PhD dissertation, University of California, Los
1997 Settlement Configuration and Cosmology: The Role of Caves at Dos Pilas.
American Anthropologist 99(3):602–618.
Garza, Sergio; James E. Brady; and Christian Christensen
2001 Balam Na Cave 4: Implications for Understanding Preclassic Cave Mortuary
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