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 Sherman Library  F1435.3.A56 B66 1997    AVAILABLE  
Title Bones of the Maya : studies of ancient skeletons / edited by Stephen L. Whittington and David M. Reed.
OCLC 35929077
ISBN 1560986840
Publisher Washington, D.C. : Smithonian Institution Press, [1997]
1997
Description xi, 290 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
LC Subject heading/s Mayas -- Anthropometry.
Human remains (Archaeology) -- Mexico.
Human remains (Archaeology) -- Central America.
Mayas -- Antiquities.
Mexico -- Antiquities.
Central America -- Antiquities.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-285) and index.
Review "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. http://www. loc. gov/hlas/
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 fraility, children of privelege, 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.
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