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WVK
December 12, 2011 10:30PM
bernard Wrote:

> The ball game is real. Its been played since at
> least 1400 BC when we date the first ball court
> found on the Chiapas coast. There are ball courts
> all over Meoamerica. It is also a very important
> part of the religion and the mythology. An
> important part of the Popol Vuh deals with games
> played by the Hero Twins and their fathers in
> Xibalba, the underworld. What we have here is
> WVK's attempt by WVK to rescue his hypothesis by
> again shifting the goal posts.
> there is precious little evidence from Maya
> scholars for the sole purpose of the Ball Court to
> be a "ceremonial place." speculation is just
> speculation
> Bernard

It is not WVK stating his personal opinion regarding how the GBC was used, rather it is WVK providing references that indicate Mesoamericanist opinion:

Ringle 2003:170
"...has suggested that CI GBC was primarily a ceremonial space that swerved as a
monumental effigy of a ball court. For that reason it did not need to conform to the more pragmatic consideration of a ball court"
[books.google.com]
Perhaps you should contact Professor Ringle to inform him that he doesn't know what he's talking about.
[www3.davidson.edu]

And what to make of "Many scholars"?:

"The Great Ballcourt, the largest one ever built in Mesoamerica. Its dimensions are such, many scholars have suggested that actual ballplay would have been impossible. They maintain it may have been used as a ritual space where the ballgame was never played but which was, nevertheless, charged with all the cosmological meaning of an actual ballcourt"
[www.mesoweb.com]
Found on a no-nonsense website that contains articles by Coe, Houston, Stuart, Freidel etc.
[www.mesoweb.com]
Might it appropriate to find out who these scholars are and their reasoning in
order to "weight the evidence for alternative history"?

It appears to me that you are overly eager to dismiss evidence that contradicts your preconceived opinions.

WVK






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