Skip to comments.Pre-Columbian Tribes Had BBQs, Parties on Grave Sites
Posted on 12/05/2008 7:54:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv
Some pre-Hispanic cultures in South America had elaborate celebrations at their cemeteries, complete with feasting and drinking grounds much like modern barbecue pits, according to a new archaeological study. Excavations of 12th- and-13th-century burial mounds in the highlands of Brazil and Argentina revealed numerous earthen ovens. The finds suggest that the graves were also sites of regular festivals held to commemorate the death of the community's chief.
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Remnants of earthen ovens (above) indicate that some 12th- and 13th-century cultures in Argentina and Brazil built elaborate celebration sites at their cemeteries. Complete with feasting and drinking grounds similar to modern-day barbecue pits, the party sites imply that the JÃª people had complex social and political structures, according to a December 2008 study. (Photograph by JosÃ© Iriarte)
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You just can’t trust the hired help to keep the place clean before the next party.
I can’t decide if it’s the folks we hire, or the ones we invite. Which is it?
In the meantime we'll stick to the old stand-by:
And last year we had a nice 8x10 of the decedent, on the table with him, like a wake.
This tradition goes on to this day. Go to any cemetary where alot of Latinos are buried and you will see mucho la familia hanging out.
I be dancin’ on da grave!
Fancy meeting you here!
I went to a cemetary recently to check out the old tombstones, (kinda neat) and there were a bunch of Mexican’s ‘partying’ over there dead relatives grave. Kids running around, everyone laughing.
What was for dinner?
Or do I want to know?
Do I REALLY need a magnifying glass?...(she asks, coyly...)
Can you read the small print?
:raises arm to forehead:
(Did someone say “chocolate?”)
(If i could just have a small taste...)
Dessert was lady fingers...
While stationed in Korea I observed the burial practice they used and it was the same inwhich you have describe in your article.
This was in 1965, have no idea if it has changed? Plenty of alcohol and food on and around the grave.
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