Bioarchaeology of the Human Head: Decapitation, Decoration, and Deformation - Bioarchaeological Interpretations of the Human Past (Paperback)
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Bioarchaeology of the Human Head: Decapitation, Decoration, and Deformation - Bioarchaeological Interpretations of the Human Past (Paperback)

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Paperback 344 Pages / Published: 30/04/2015
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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 manipulating the human head within ancient societies. They reveal whose skulls and heads were collected and why, whether as ancestors or enemies, as insiders or outsiders, as males, females, or children. Featuring a wealth of case studies from scholars across the globe, these essays explore the human head's symbolic role in political, social, economic, and religious ritual over the centuries.

Publisher: University Press of Florida
ISBN: 9780813061771
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 531 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 20 mm


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"A welcome addition to the growing literature seeking to bring together symbolic and scientific studies of the human body."--"Journal of Anthropological Research"

A welcome addition to the growing literature seeking to bring together symbolic and scientific studies of the human body. "Journal of Anthropological Research"
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A welcome addition to the growing literature seeking to bring together symbolic and scientific studies of the human body. Journal of Anthropological Research
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"A welcome addition to the growing literature seeking to bring together symbolic and scientific studies of the human body."--Journal of Anthropological Research

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