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Maya Christians and Their Churches in Sixteenth-Century Belize$
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Elizabeth Graham

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813036663

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813036663.001.0001

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Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Like

Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Like

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(p.307) Twelve Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Like
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Maya Christians and Their Churches in Sixteenth-Century Belize
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Elizabeth Graham

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813036663.003.0013

The title of this chapter is taken from a children's book, the theme of which is used as a way to explore religion. Archaeology, the reading of texts, religion, and magic are compared, as are gods, dragons, and religious experience. It is argued that archaeological practices involve a sensual array and hence are deeply experiential and informative; in this way archaeology stands to contribute uniquely to knowledge.

Keywords:   dragon, religion, archaeology, God, touch, senses

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