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Bones of the Maya : studies of ancient skeletons

Author: Stephen L Whittington; David M Reed
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Smithonian Institution Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Collection defines current state of Mayan skeletal studies. Coverage spans the formative through colonial periods, with a geographic focus on the Maya lowlands of northern Guatemala, Belize, and western Honduras. Includes osteological, dental, bone chemistry, and DNA analyses. Diet and health status of Maya populations is a major theme, especially in relation to social status, gender, and the historical problem of  Read more...
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Bones of the Maya.
Washington, D.C. : Smithonian Institution Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)1003191589
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen L Whittington; David M Reed
ISBN: 1560986840 9781560986843
OCLC Number: 35929077
Description: xi, 290 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Studying Maya burials / David Webster --
Southern lowland Maya archaeology and human skeletal remains: interpretations from Caracol (Belize), Santa Rita Corozal (Belize), and Tayasal (Guatemala) / Diane Z. Chase --
Preclassic skeletons from Cuello / Julie Mather Saul and Frank P. Saul --
Height among prehispanic Maya of the Yucantan Peninsula: a reconsideration / Lourdes Marquez and Andres del Angel --
Maya skull pit from the terminal classic period, Colha, Belize / Virginia K. Massey and D. Gentry Steele --
Archaeology and osteology of the Tipu site / Mark N. Cohen, Kathleen O'Connor, Marie Elaine Danforth, Keith P. Jacobi, and Carl Armstrong. Late postclassic tooth filing at Chau Hiix and Tipu, Belize / Lorena M. Havill, Diane M. Warren, Keith P. Jacobi, Karen D. Gettelman, Della Collins Cook, and K. Anne Pyburn --
Cultural odontology: dental alterations from Peten, Guatemala / Nora M. Lopez Olivares --
Individual frailty, children of privilege, and stress in late classic Copan / Rebecca Storey --
Late classic Maya health patterns: evidence from enamel microdefects / Marie Elaine Danforth --
Dental genetic structuring of a colonial Maya cemetery, Tipu, Belize / Keith P. Jacobi. Commoner diet at Copan: insights from stable isotopes and porotic hyperostosis / Stephen L. Whittington and David M. Reed --
Ancient diet at Lamanai and Pacbitun: implications for the ecological model of collapse / Christine D. White --
Ecology or society? Paleodiet and the collapse of the Pasion Maya lowlands / Lori E. Wright --
Regional diversity in classic Maya diets / John P. Gerry and Harold W. Krueger --
Ancient and contemporary mitochondrial DNA variation in the Maya / D. Andrew Merriwether, David M. Reed, and Robert E. Ferrell. Studying Maya bioarchaeology / Jane E. Buikstra.
Responsibility: edited by Stephen L. Whittington and David M. Reed.

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"Collection defines current state of Mayan skeletal studies. Coverage spans the formative through colonial periods, with a geographic focus on the Maya lowlands of northern Guatemala, Belize, and western Honduras. Includes osteological, dental, bone chemistry, and DNA analyses. Diet and health status of Maya populations is a major theme, especially in relation to social status, gender, and the historical problem of the 'collapse.'"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

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