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    DescriptionCannibalism is one of the oldest and most emotionally charged topics in anthropological literature. This analysis of human bones from an Anasazi pueblo in southwestern Colorado, site 5MTUMR-2346, reveals that nearly 30 men, women and children were butchered and cooked there around 1100 AD. Their bones were fractured for marrow, and the remains discarded in several rooms of the pueblo. By comparing the human skeletal remains with those of animals used for food at other sites, the author analyzes evidence for skinning, dismembering, cooking and fracturing to infer that cannibalism took place at Mancos. As White evaluates claims for cannibalism in ethnographic and archaeological contexts worldwide, he describes how cultural biases can often distort the interpretation of scientific data. This book applies and introduces anatomical, taphonomic, zooarchaeological and forensic methods in the investigation of prehistoric human behaviour.

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    Prehistoric Cannibalism at Mancos 5MTUMR-2346
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tim D. White
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 492
    Width: 196 mm
    Height: 259 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 1,451 g
    ISBN 13: 9780691094670
    ISBN 10: 0691094675

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3H
    BIC subject category V2: JHM, HD
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000, HIS036010
    DC20: 978.827
    LC classification: E99.P9W49
    Thema V1.0: JB, NK, JHM
    Illustrations note
    182 half-tones, 40 line drawings, 17 tables
    Princeton University Press
    Imprint name
    Princeton University Press
    Publication date
    01 July 1992
    Publication City/Country
    New Jersey
    Review quote
    "What distinguishes White's effort from some of the more notable recent books about bones is that his original research is as impeccable as his theory.... [This book] will prove a major influence on those who analyze bone assemblages, whatever their provenance and origin, for years to come."--"American Scientist"