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The Resource Man corn : cannibalism and violence in the Prehistoric American Southwest, Christy G. Turner II, Jacqueline A. Turner

Man corn : cannibalism and violence in the Prehistoric American Southwest, Christy G. Turner II, Jacqueline A. Turner

Label
Man corn : cannibalism and violence in the Prehistoric American Southwest
Title
Man corn
Title remainder
cannibalism and violence in the Prehistoric American Southwest
Statement of responsibility
Christy G. Turner II, Jacqueline A. Turner
Title variation
Cannibalism and violence in the Prehistoric American Southwest
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Until quite recently Southwest prehistory studies have largely missed or ignored evidence of violent competition. Christy and Jacqueline Turner's study of prehistoric violence, homicide, and cannibalism explodes the myth that the Anasazi and other Southwest Indians were simple, peaceful farmers. Using detailed osteological and forensic analyses, plus other lines of evidence, the Turners show that warfare, violence, and their concomitant horrors were as common in the ancient Southwest as anywhere else in the world. More than seventy-five archaeological sites containing several hundred individual remains are carefully examined for the cannibalism signature. Because this signature has not been reported for any sites north of Mexico, other than those in the Southwest, the authors also present detailed comparisons with Mesoamerican skeletal collections where human sacrifice and cannibalism were known to have been practiced. The authors review several hypotheses for Southwest cannibalism: starvation, social pathology, and institutionalized violence and cannibalism. In the latter case, they present evidence for a potential Mexican connection and demonstrate that most of the known cannibalized series are located temporally and spatially near Chaco great houses
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Turner, Christy G
Dewey number
979/.01
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E78.S7
LC item number
T877 1999eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1934-1996
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Turner, Jacqueline A.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of Mexico
  • Indians of Mexico
  • Human remains (Archaeology)
  • Human remains (Archaeology)
  • Cannibalism
  • Cannibalism
  • Southwest, New
  • Mexico
  • HISTORY
  • Antiquities
  • Cannibalism
  • Human remains (Archaeology)
  • Indians of Mexico
  • Indians of Mexico
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Mexico
  • New Southwest
  • Indiens
  • Indiens
Label
Man corn : cannibalism and violence in the Prehistoric American Southwest, Christy G. Turner II, Jacqueline A. Turner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 507-536) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: Studying Southwestern Cannibalism -- 2. Interpreting Human Bone Damage: Taphonomic, Ethnographic, and Archaeological Evidence -- 3. Taphonomic Evidence for Cannibalism and Violence in the American Southwest: Seventy-Six Sites -- 4. Comparative Evidence: Cannibalism and Human Body Processing in Mexico -- 5. Conclusion: Explaining Southwestern Cannibalism
Control code
47008316
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (547 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585134499
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47008316
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Man corn : cannibalism and violence in the Prehistoric American Southwest, Christy G. Turner II, Jacqueline A. Turner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 507-536) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: Studying Southwestern Cannibalism -- 2. Interpreting Human Bone Damage: Taphonomic, Ethnographic, and Archaeological Evidence -- 3. Taphonomic Evidence for Cannibalism and Violence in the American Southwest: Seventy-Six Sites -- 4. Comparative Evidence: Cannibalism and Human Body Processing in Mexico -- 5. Conclusion: Explaining Southwestern Cannibalism
Control code
47008316
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (547 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585134499
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47008316
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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