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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

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

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195389807.003.0039

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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