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Mummies, Disease and Ancient Cultures

Mummies, Disease and Ancient Cultures

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Bernado T. Arriaza, Antonio Ascenzi, Robin A. Barraco, Paolo Bianco, Angela Calder, Felipe Cárdenas-Arroyo, Aidan Cockburn, Eve Cockburn, Mahmoud Y. El-Najjar, Christian Fischer, Gino Fornaciari, James E. Harris, Gerald D. Hart, J. P. Hart Hansen, Brian K. Ingalls, Ekkehard Kleiss, Peter K. Lewin, Nicholas B. Millet, Iwataro Morimoto, Thomas M.J. Mulinski, Henrik Nielsen, Derek N. H. Notman, Tamotsu Ogata, William H. Peck, Peng Long-Xiang, Paul V. Ponitz, Graeme L. Pretty, Karl J. Reinhard, Theodore A. Reyman, Conrado Rodríguez Martín, Kiyohiko Sakurai, A. T. Sandison, Edmund Tapp, Ingolf Thuesen, John L. Verano, James M. Vreeland Jr., Tony Waldron, Wu Zhong-Bi, Michael R. Zimmerman
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  • Date Published: April 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521589543

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  • To look upon a mummy is to come face to face with our past. This book presents the story of mummification as a practice worldwide. Mummies have been found on every continent, some deliberately preserved as with the ancient Egyptians using a variety of complex techniques, others accidentally by dry baking heat, intense cold and ice, or by tanning in peat bogs. By examining these preserved humans, we can get profound insights into the lives, health, culture and deaths of individuals and populations long gone. The first edition of this book was acclaimed as a classic. This readable new edition builds on these foundations, investigating the fantastic new findings in South America, Europe and the Far East. It will be a 'must-have' volume for anyone working in paleopathology and a fascinating read for all those interested in anthropology, archaeology, and the history of medicine.

    • Covers mummies found on every continent, especially the recent discoveries in South America, the Far East and bog bodies of Europe
    • Provides global insight into the culture and health of past populations
    • Looks at exciting new techniques for studying ancient remains, as well as describing classic examinations of Egyptian mummies
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    ' … this book reads well, with a good balance being struck between laboured description and a superficial skim: it is easy to forget than one is reading for learning rather than entertainment.' C. H. Hoyle, Endeavour

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: April 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521589543
    • length: 428 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 188 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.77kg
    • contains: 146 b/w illus. 23 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword
    Preface
    Introduction Aidan Cockburn
    Part I. Mummies of Egypt:
    1. Mummies of ancient Egypt William H. Peck
    2, Disease in ancient Egypt A.T. Sandison and Edmund Tapp
    3. Dental health in ancient Egypt James E. Harris, Paul V. Ponitz and Brian Ingalls
    4. A classic mummy: PUM II Aidan Cockburn, Robin A. Barraco, William H. Peck and Theodore A. Reyman
    5. ROM I: mummification for the common people Nicholas B. Millet, Gerald D. Hart, Theodore A. Reyman, Michael R. Zimmerman and Peter K. Lewin
    6. Egyptian mummification with evisceration per ano Theodore A. Reymam and William H. Peck
    Part II. Mummies of the Americas:
    7. Mummies and mummification practices in the southwestern and southern United States Mahmoud Y. El-Najjar, Thomas M. J. Mulinski and Karl J. Reinhard
    8. Aleutian and Alaskan mummies Michael R. Zimmerman
    9. Mummies of Peru James M. Vreeland Jr
    10. South American mummies: culture and disease Bernardo Arriaza, Felipe Cárdenas-Arroyo, Ekkehard Kleiss and James W. Verano
    Part III. Mummies of the World:
    11. Bog bodies of Denmark and northwestern Europe Christian Fischer
    12. Mummies of Italy, North Africa and the Canary Islands Antonio Ascenzi, Paolo Bianco, Gino Fornaciari and Conrado Rodríguez Martín
    13. Mummification in Australia and Melanesia Graeme L. Pretty and Angela Calder
    14. Mummies from Japan and China Kiyohiko Sakurai, Tamotsu Ogata, Iwataro Morimoto, Peng Long-xiang and Wu Zhong-bi
    15. Mummies from cold regions J. P. Hart-Hansen
    Part IV. Mummies and Technology:
    16. New investigative techniques Theodore A. Reyman, Henrik Nielsen, Derek N. H. Notman, Karl J. Reinhard, Edmund Tapp and Tony Waldron
    Index.

  • Editors

    Thomas Aidan Cockburn

    Eve Cockburn, Paleopathology Association

    Theodore A. Reyman, Formerly Mt Carmel Mercy Hospital, Detroit

    Contributors

    Bernado T. Arriaza, Antonio Ascenzi, Robin A. Barraco, Paolo Bianco, Angela Calder, Felipe Cárdenas-Arroyo, Aidan Cockburn, Eve Cockburn, Mahmoud Y. El-Najjar, Christian Fischer, Gino Fornaciari, James E. Harris, Gerald D. Hart, J. P. Hart Hansen, Brian K. Ingalls, Ekkehard Kleiss, Peter K. Lewin, Nicholas B. Millet, Iwataro Morimoto, Thomas M.J. Mulinski, Henrik Nielsen, Derek N. H. Notman, Tamotsu Ogata, William H. Peck, Peng Long-Xiang, Paul V. Ponitz, Graeme L. Pretty, Karl J. Reinhard, Theodore A. Reyman, Conrado Rodríguez Martín, Kiyohiko Sakurai, A. T. Sandison, Edmund Tapp, Ingolf Thuesen, John L. Verano, James M. Vreeland Jr., Tony Waldron, Wu Zhong-Bi, Michael R. Zimmerman

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