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The bioarchaeology of the human head : decapitation, decoration, and deformation

Author: Michelle Bonogofsky
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2015. ©2011
Series: Bioarchaeological interpretations of the human past; Bioarchaeological interpretations of the human past.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Explores the symbolic significance of the human head in cultural, political, economic, and religious ritual across the world"-- ǂc Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Bonogofsky
ISBN: 9780813061771 0813061776
OCLC Number: 911017313
Description: xix, 323 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Contextualizing the human head : an introduction / Michelle Bonogofsky --
Heads as memorials and status symbols : the collection and use of skulls in the Torres Strait Islands / Heather Bonney and Margaret Clegg --
Melanesian modeled skulls, mortuary ritual, and dental X-rays : ancestors, enemies, women, and children / Michelle Bonogofsky and Jeremy Graham --
Marquesan trophy skulls : description, osteological analyses, and changing motivations in the South Pacific / Frédérique Valentin and Noémie Rolland --
The social lives of severed heads : skull collection and display in medieval and early modern Ireland / Barra O'Donnabhain --
Identifying the origins of decapitated male skeletons from 3 Driffield Terrace, York, through isotope analysis : reflections of the cosmopolitan nature of Roman York in the time of Caracalla / Janet Montgomery, Christopher J. Knüsel, and Katie Tucker --
Biohistory and cranial morphology : a forensic case from Spanish colonial Georgia / Christopher M. Stojanowski and William N. Duncan --
Skull deformation during the Iron Age in the Trans-Urals and western Siberia / Svetlana Sharapova and Dmitry Razhev --
Marking ethnicity through premortem cranial modification among the pre-Inca Chiribaya, Peru / María Cecilia Lozada --
Getting a head start in life : pre-Columbian Maya cranial modification from infancy to ancestorhood / Pamela L. Geller --
How the Wari fashioned trophy heads for display : a distinctive modified cranium from Cuzco, Peru, and comparison to trophies from the capital region / Valerie A. Andrushko --
Nasca trophy head origins and ancient DNA / Kathleen Forgey.
Series Title: Bioarchaeological interpretations of the human past; Bioarchaeological interpretations of the human past.
Responsibility: edited by Michelle Bonogofsky ; foreword by Clark Spencer Larsen.

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Building on the notion that human remains provide a window into the past, especially regarding identity, the contributors to this volume reflect on intentional and ritualized practices of  Read more...

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