By Elizabeth A. Newsome

Originally presented at the Eighth Palenque Round Table, June 6-12, 1993. Published in 1996 in Eighth Palenque Round Table, 1993  edited by Martha J. Macri and Jan McHargue. Presented here in digital format for its historical interest. Online publication: May 2004.

Precious Stones of Grace: A Theory of the Origin
And Meaning of the Classic Maya Stela Cult
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