Dr. Nia Parson
This report presented to the Engaged Learning program concerns Kimberly Mendoza, a senior student at Southern Methodist University (SMU), who conducted research in Guatemala during the summer of 2012. The basis of her research asked, "what is illness and how is it treated?". Interviewed individuals include: curanderos, comadronas, guias espirituales, sacerdote mayas medicine men, midwives, spiritual guides and mayan priests. Four distinct regions such as the North Petén, Southern coastal areas, mountainous highlands and tropical lowlands were locations evaluated. Individuals were interviewed and various medicinal remedies were documented, as well as, traditional healing methods and beliefs. This report herein details the conclusions obtained.
Maya, Engaged Learning 2013, health, science, tradition, natural remedies, Guatemala
Anthropology | Biological and Physical Anthropology | Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Mendoza, Kimberly, "Health, Science, Tradition and the Maya" (2013). Engaged Learning Collection. Paper 25.