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Pope, Carolyn. The Funeral Ceremony in Zinacantan. Undergraduate honors thesis presented to the Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, March 28, 1969.


Copyright (c) 1969 Carolyn Pope


This thesis, supervised by Professor Evon Z. Vogt, presents findings from research conducted as part of the Harvard Chiapas Project. The thesis was based on interviews with informants in Zinacantan, Chiapas, Mexico, included Chep of Apas. The topics covered are: the funeral; the Zinacanteco funeral as a rite of passage; comparison between the funeral and the curing ceremony; comparison between the funeral and the All Souls Ceremony; and comparison between the funeral and the ceremonies of birth and marriage.

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