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The Global History of PaleopathologyPioneers and Prospects$
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Jane Buikstra and Charlotte Roberts

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780195389807

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195389807.001.0001

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The History of Paleopathology in the American Southwest

The History of Paleopathology in the American Southwest

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(p.285) 37 The History of Paleopathology in the American Southwest
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The Global History of Paleopathology
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Ann L.W. Stodder

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195389807.003.0037

This chapter discusses the history of paleopathology in the American Southwest. It covers the study of pathology in the 1870s when human crania recovered during geological and geographical survey expeditions were examined by several physicians; the excavation of Pecos Pueblo; paleopathology in the era of environmental archaeology, 1970–1990; how evidence of violence and cannibalism dominated both popular and scholarly publications on human remains from the Southwest studies in the 1990s; and current research trajectories.

Keywords:   American paleopathology, history, Indians, Pecos Pueblo, environmental archaeology

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