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    DescriptionTo look upon a mummy is to come face to face with our past. 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. The first edition of this book was acclaimed as a classic. This readable new edition builds on these foundations, investigating the fantastic new findings in South America, Europe and the Far East. 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.


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    Title
    Mummies, Disease and Ancient Cultures
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Thomas Aidan Cockburn, Edited by Eve Cockburn, Edited by Theodore A. Reyman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 428
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 898 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521589543
    ISBN 10: 0521589541
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.1
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JHMP, PSX
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    DC21: 599.9
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BIC subject category V2: HD
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    BISAC V2.8: SCI008000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: MED022000, HIS002030, SOC002020
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MED067000, SOC002010
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A33206500, P65840000
    LC classification: GN293 .M85 1998
    DC22: 616.00932, 616/.00932
    Thema V1.0: JHM, PSX
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    146 b/w illus. 23 tables
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    31 December 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    ' ... this book reads well, with a good balance being struck between laboured description and a superficial skim: it is easy to forget than one is reading for learning rather than entertainment.' C. H. Hoyle, Endeavour
    Table of contents
    Foreword; Preface; Introduction Aidan Cockburn; Part I. Mummies of Egypt: 1. Mummies of ancient Egypt William H. Peck; 2, Disease in ancient Egypt A.T. Sandison and Edmund Tapp; 3. Dental health in ancient Egypt James E. Harris, Paul V. Ponitz and Brian Ingalls; 4. A classic mummy: PUM II Aidan Cockburn, Robin A. Barraco, William H. Peck and Theodore A. Reyman; 5. ROM I: mummification for the common people Nicholas B. Millet, Gerald D. Hart, Theodore A. Reyman, Michael R. Zimmerman and Peter K. Lewin; 6. Egyptian mummification with evisceration per ano Theodore A. Reymam and William H. Peck; Part II. Mummies of the Americas: 7. Mummies and mummification practices in the southwestern and southern United States Mahmoud Y. El-Najjar, Thomas M. J. Mulinski and Karl J. Reinhard; 8. Aleutian and Alaskan mummies Michael R. Zimmerman; 9. Mummies of Peru James M. Vreeland Jr; 10. South American mummies: culture and disease Bernardo Arriaza, Felipe Cardenas-Arroyo, Ekkehard Kleiss and James W. Verano; Part III. Mummies of the World: 11. Bog bodies of Denmark and northwestern Europe Christian Fischer; 12. Mummies of Italy, North Africa and the Canary Islands Antonio Ascenzi, Paolo Bianco, Gino Fornaciari and Conrado Rodriguez Martin; 13. Mummification in Australia and Melanesia Graeme L. Pretty and Angela Calder; 14. Mummies from Japan and China Kiyohiko Sakurai, Tamotsu Ogata, Iwataro Morimoto, Peng Long-xiang and Wu Zhong-bi; 15. Mummies from cold regions J. P. Hart-Hansen; Part IV. Mummies and Technology: 16. New investigative techniques Theodore A. Reyman, Henrik Nielsen, Derek N. H. Notman, Karl J. Reinhard, Edmund Tapp and Tony Waldron; Index.