The Resource Habitual postures of the Medio Period Casas Grandes people : a comparison of visual representations and skeletal markers, by Lauren W. Downs

Habitual postures of the Medio Period Casas Grandes people : a comparison of visual representations and skeletal markers, by Lauren W. Downs

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Habitual postures of the Medio Period Casas Grandes people : a comparison of visual representations and skeletal markers
Title
Habitual postures of the Medio Period Casas Grandes people
Title remainder
a comparison of visual representations and skeletal markers
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by Lauren W. Downs
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Language
eng
Summary
One of the most distinctive forms to come out of the Medio period (AD 1200 AD 1475) Casas Grandes ceramic tradition were human effigy vessels. These vessels exhibit primary and secondary sexual traits, and the males and the females are seated in different postures. The males are usually seated in a squatted position, whereas the females typically sit with their legs straight out. To see if these vessels reflected real-life habitual postures, Medio period skeletal remains from Paquimé were examined. Habitual actions leave markers on the skeleton, and one such marker is squatting facets. These facets occur on the tibia and talus, and as the name suggests are indicative of habitual squatting. Given the postures of the male vessels, it was expected that the male skeletal remains would have a higher frequency of squatting facets. This is not the case. Instead, the female remains have a significantly higher frequency of squatting facets. This is likely due to the posture assumed when grinding corn, a traditionally female activity. I suggest that the positions assumed by the vessels are the typical postures for social or ritual activities (not day-to-day activities), and that the ceramic effigy vessels represent specific individuals or specific subsets of the population
Cataloging source
MUU
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Downs, Lauren W
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation note
Thesis
Dissertation year
2015.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
VanPool, Christine S.
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  • Casas Grandes culture
  • Casas Grandes pottery
  • Effigy pottery
  • Human skeleton
  • Posture
  • Arizona
  • Mexico
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Habitual postures of the Medio Period Casas Grandes people : a comparison of visual representations and skeletal markers, by Lauren W. Downs
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  • "A Thesis presented to The Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts."
  • Thesis adviser: Dr. Christine S. VanPool
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 51-58)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
953034347
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 64 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)953034347
Label
Habitual postures of the Medio Period Casas Grandes people : a comparison of visual representations and skeletal markers, by Lauren W. Downs
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A Thesis presented to The Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts."
  • Thesis adviser: Dr. Christine S. VanPool
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 51-58)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
953034347
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 64 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)953034347

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