Mummies, Disease and Ancient Cultures

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9780521580601: Mummies, Disease and Ancient Cultures

Mummies have been found on every continent, some deliberately preserved as in ancient Egypt, others accidentally by baking heat or intense cold. By studying them we can get profound insights into the lives and deaths of those long gone. This is a fascinating account for all those interested in the peoples of the past.

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' ... 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

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To 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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Cockburn, Aidan; Cockburn, Eve & Reyman, Theodore A. (editors).
Editorial: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (1998)
ISBN 10: 0521580609 ISBN 13: 9780521580601
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Descripción Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Second Edition.. 402 pages. Hardcover, no dustjacket. New book. ANTHROPOLOGY. Presents the story of mummiication 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. Includes an Index. (Key Words: Mummies, Mummification, Aidan Cockburn, Egyptology, Eve Cockburn, Paleopathology, History of Medicine, Theodore A. Reyman, Disease, Ancient Culture, Antiquity, Anthropology, Archaeology). book. Nº de ref. de la librería 43036X1

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