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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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A History of Paleopathology in Peru and Northern Chile

A History of Paleopathology in Peru and Northern Chile

From Head Hunting to Head Counting

(p.312) 39 A History of Paleopathology in Peru and Northern Chile
The Global History of Paleopathology

Sonia E. Guillén

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the history of paleopathology in Peru and northern Chile. It considers the work of Aleš Hrdlička and Pedro Weiss; research on mummies; and the development of local Peruvian archaeological programs from 1980s onwards.

Keywords:   Peruvian paleopathology, Chilean paleopathology, history, archaeological programs, mummies, Aleš Hrdlička, Pedro Weiss

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