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Prehistoric Cannibalism at Mancos 5Mtumr-2346: White, Tim D.

Prehistoric Cannibalism at Mancos 5Mtumr-2346

White, Tim D.

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ISBN 10: 0691094675 / ISBN 13: 9780691094670
Published by Princeton Univ Pr, Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1992
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Prehistoric Cannibalism at Mancos 5Mtumr-2346

Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr, Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: A Hardbound Book

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine in Mylar Cover

Edition: First Edition First Printing

Book Type: A Trade Book

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Cannibalism is one of the oldest and most emotionally charged topics in anthropological literature. Tim White's analysis of human bones from an Anasazi pueblo in southwestern Colorado, site 5MTUMR-2346, reveals that nearly thirty men, women, and children were butchered and cooked there around A.D. 1100. Their bones were fractured for marrow, and the remains discarded in several rooms of the pueblo. By comparing the human skeletal remains with those of animals used for food at other sites, the author analyzes evidence for skinning, dismembering, cooking, and fracturing to infer that cannibalism took place at Mancos. As White evaluates claims for cannibalism in ethnographic and archaeological contexts worldwide, he describes how cultural biases can often distort the interpretation of scientific data. This book applies and introduces anatomical, taphonomic, zooarchaeological, and forensic methods in the investigation of prehistoric human behavior. It is an important example of how we can exchange opinion for knowledge. "Cannibalism is a controversial topic because many people do not want to believe that their prehistoric ancestors engaged in such activity, but they will be hard put to reject this meticulous study."--Kent V. Flannery, University of Michigan "This is the best piece of detailed research yet to appear that seeks to put in place a body of justified knowledge and a procedure for its use in making inferences about the past. No student of bones can ignore this work."--Lewis R. Binford, University of New Mexico "This could be one of the most important books in archaeology written in the last decade."--James F. O'Connell, University of Utah "Paleontologists and zooarchaeologists, archaeologists and physical anthropologists, taphonomists, and forensic scientists should all read this work. Quite frankly, I think this will become one of the most important books of the 1990s..."--R. Lee Lyman, University of Missouri-Columbia

Originally published in 1992.

The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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"What distinguishes White's effort from some of the more notable recent books about bones is that his original research is as impeccable as his theory.... [This book] will prove a major influence on those who analyze bone assemblages, whatever their provenance and origin, for years to come." (American Scientist)

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