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Abstract

The social position of the indigenous population of Latin America and the ideological constructions surrounding them make it a difficult and complex task to discuss the taking and displaying of human body parts as trophies in the context of warfare and ritual sacrifice. It requires a critical analysis along with a dispassionate discussion of these important Amerindian cultural practices.

Keywords

Indigenous People Native People Guatemala City Human Body Part Adaptive Culture 
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© Springer 2007

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  • ALBERTO ESQUIT-CHOY

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