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Mummies, Disease and Ancient Cultures

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ISBN-10: 0521589541

ISBN-13: 9780521589543

Edition: 2nd 1998 (Revised)

Authors: Thomas Aidan Cockburn, Eve Cockburn, Theodore A. Reyman

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By examining mummified bodies, scientists can gain insights into the lives, health, culture and deaths of individuals and populations long since extinct. This book presents the story of mummification as a practice worldwide.
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Book details

List price: $62.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/30/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 428
Size: 7.48" wide x 9.72" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Introduction Aidan Cockburn
Mummies of Egypt
Mummies of ancient Egypt
Disease in ancient Egypt
Dental health in ancient Egypt
A classic mummy: PUM II Aidan Cockburn
ROM I: mummification for the common people
Egyptian mummification with evisceration per ano
Mummies of the Americas
Mummies and mummification practices in the southwestern and southern United States
Aleutian and Alaskan mummies
Mummies of Peru
South American mummies: culture and disease
Mummies of the World
Bog bodies of Denmark and northwestern
Mummies of Italy, North Africa and the Canary Islands
Mummification in Australia and Melanesia
Mummies from Japan and China
Mummies from cold regions
Mummies and Technology
New investigative techniques
Index