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

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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
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Subject
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
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DLC
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Turner, Christy G
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E78.S7
LC item number
T877 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1934-1996
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Turner, Jacqueline A.
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  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of Mexico
  • Indians of Mexico
  • Human remains (Archaeology)
  • Human remains (Archaeology)
  • Cannibalism
  • Cannibalism
  • Indiens d'Amérique
  • Indiens d'Amérique
  • Cannibalisme
  • Cannibalisme
  • Restes humains (Archéologie)
  • Restes humains (Archéologie)
  • Restes d'animaux (Archéologie)
  • Restes d'animaux (Archéologie)
  • Antiquities
  • Cannibalism
  • Human remains (Archaeology)
  • Indians of Mexico
  • Indians of Mexico
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indiens
  • Indiens
  • Gewalttätigkeit
  • Vor- und Frühgeschichte
  • Kannibalismus
  • Southwest, New
  • Mexico
  • États-Unis (Nouveau Sud-Ouest)
  • Mexique
  • Mexico
  • New Southwest
  • USA
Label
Man corn : cannibalism and violence in the Prehistoric American Southwest, Christy G. Turner II, Jacqueline A. Turner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 507-536) and indexes
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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Contents
Studying southwestern cannibalism -- Interpreting human bone damage: taphonomic, ethnographic, and archaeological evidence -- Taphonomic evidence for cannibalism and violence in the American southwest: seventy-six sites -- Comparative evidence: cannibalism and human body processing in Mexico -- Explaining southwestern cannibalism
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
547 pages
Isbn
9780874805666
Lccn
98008856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39339465
  • (OCoLC)ocm39339465
Label
Man corn : cannibalism and violence in the Prehistoric American Southwest, Christy G. Turner II, Jacqueline A. Turner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 507-536) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Studying southwestern cannibalism -- Interpreting human bone damage: taphonomic, ethnographic, and archaeological evidence -- Taphonomic evidence for cannibalism and violence in the American southwest: seventy-six sites -- Comparative evidence: cannibalism and human body processing in Mexico -- Explaining southwestern cannibalism
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
547 pages
Isbn
9780874805666
Lccn
98008856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39339465
  • (OCoLC)ocm39339465

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