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Title Mummies, disease & ancient cultures / edited by Aidan Cockburn, Eve Cockburn, and Theodore A. Reyman
Edition Second edition
Published Cambridge New York Cambridge University Press, 1998
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 402 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Mummies of ancient Egypt / William H. Peck -- Disease in ancient Egypt / A.T. Sandison and Edmund Tapp -- Dental health in ancient Egypt / James E. Harris, Paul V. Ponitz and Brian K. Ingalls -- A classic mummy: PUM II / Aidan Cockburn, Robin A. Barraco, William H. Peck and Theodore A. Reyman -- ROM I: mummification for the common people / Nicholas B. Millet, Gerald D. Hart, Theodore A. Reyman, Michael R. Zimmerman and Peter K. Lewin -- Egyptian mummification with evisceration per ano / Theodore A. Reyman and William H. Peck -- Mummies and mummification practices in the southern and southwestern United States / Mahmoud Y. El-Najjar, Thomas M.J. Mulinski and Karl J. Reinhard -- Aleutian and Alaskan mummies / Michael R. Zimmerman -- Mummies of Peru / James M. Vreeland, Jr. -- South American mummies: culture and disease / Bernardo T. Arriaza, Felipe Cárdenas-Arroyo, Ekkehard Kleiss and John W. Verano -- Bog bodies of Denmark and northwestern Europe / Christian Fischer -- Mummies from Italy, North Africa and the Canary Islands / Antonio Ascenzi, Paolo Bianco, Gino Fornaciari and Conrado Rodríguez Martín -- Mummification in Australia and Melanesia / Graeme L. Pretty and Angela Calder -- Mummies from Japan and China / Kiyohiko Sakurai, Tamotsu Ogata, Iwataro Morimoto, Peng Long-Xiang and Wu Zhong-Bi -- Bodies from cold regions / J.P. Hart Hansen -- New investigative techniques / Theodore A. Reyman, Henrik Nielsen, Ingolf Thuesen, Derek N.H. Notman, Karl J. Reinhard, Edmund Tapp and Tony Waldron
Summary "This book presents the story of mummification as a practice worldwide. Mummies have been found on every continent, some deliberately preserved as with the ancient Egyptians using a variety of complex techniques, others accidentally by dry baking heat, intense cold and ice, or by tanning in peat bogs. By examining these preserved humans, we can get profound insights into the lives, health, culture and deaths of individuals and populations long gone. It will be a 'must-have' volume for anyone working in paleopathology and a fascinating read for all those interested in anthropology, archaeology, and the history of medicine."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Mummies.
Form Electronic book
Author Cockburn, Aidan, editor
Cockburn, Eve, editor
Reyman, Theodore A. (Theodore Allen), 1931-
ISBN 0521580609
Other Titles Mummies, disease, and ancient cultures