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Two Trophy Skulls from Pacbitun, Belize

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  27 March 2019

Gabriel Wrobel
Affiliation:
Department of Anthropology, Michigan State University, 655 Auditorium Drive, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Christophe Helmke
Affiliation:
Institute of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen, Karen Blixens Plads 8, DK-2300 Copenhagen, Denmark
Sherry Gibbs
Affiliation:
Faculty of Arts, Science, and Technology, Galen University, Western Highway, Mile 62.5, Cayo District, Belize
George Micheletti
Affiliation:
Department of Anthropology, University of Central Florida, Howard Phillips Hall Rm 309, Orlando, FL 32816-1361, USA
Norbert Stanchly
Affiliation:
AS&G Archaeological Consulting, 34 Leith Hill Rd #805, North York, ON M2J 1Z4, Canada
Terry Powis
Affiliation:
Department of Geography and Anthropology, Kennesaw State University, 402 Bartow Avenue, Kennesaw, GA 30144, USA
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Abstract

Two modified skulls from Pacbitun, Belize, one with a glyphic text, match ancient Maya depictions of trophies fashioned from war captives and worn by elite warriors.

Dos cráneos modificados de Pacbitun, Belice, uno con un texto glifico, coinciden con las antiguas representaciones mayas de trofeos de cautivos de guerra y usados por guerreros de élite.

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