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    • Ecology, cognition, and cultural transmission of Tzeltal Maya medicinal plant knowledge 

      Casagrande, David Gregory (uga, 2002-12)
      The goal of this dissertation is to explain patterns in the distribution of medicinal plant knowledge among the Tzeltal; in particular, why some plants are more likely to be known for their medicinal use than other plants. ...
    • Highland Maya medical ethnobotany in ecological perspective 

      Stepp, John Richard (uga, 2002-08)
      The Tzeltal Maya of Highland Chiapas have widespread generalized knowledge about medicinal plants and the biophysical environment. Medicinal plants play an overwhelmingly primary role in daily health care. Tzeltal ...
    • The biocultural epidemiology of "second-hair" illness in two Mesoamerican societies 

      Luber, George Edward (uga, 2002-05)
      This dissertation discusses two Mesoamerican folk illnesses, the Tzeltal Maya cha’lam tsots and the Mixe mäjts baajy, which represent variations of ‘second-hair’ illness found in several Mesoamerican cultures. The Tzeltal ...
    • The ethnophysiology of the Tzeltal Maya of Highland Chiapas 

      Adams, Cameron Littleton (uga, 2004-05)
      This dissertation is an attempt to describe Highland Maya concepts of internal anatomy and physiology. Physiology is the study of the functions of a living organism. A thorough understanding of concepts of physiology ...
    • Tzeltal ethnomycology 

      Lampman, Aaron Michael (uga, 2004-05)
      The Tzeltal Maya of Highland Chiapas have extensive knowledge of wild mushrooms in the local ecosystem. This dissertation examines the totality of Tzeltal ethnomycological knowledge through an analysis of patterns of ...