Akins, Nancy J.. A biocultural approach to human burials from Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

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Title: A biocultural approach to human burials from Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

Published By: Santa Fe, N.M.: Branch of Cultural Research, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service, 1986. xvi, 215 p.: ill., maps

By line: Nancy J. Akins

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2012. Computer File

Culture: Early Anasazi (NT95)

Subjects: Artifact and archive collections (119); Anthropometry (141); Morbidity (164); Mortality (165); Nutrition (146); Burial practices and funerals (764); Cultural participation (184);

Abstract: Akins analyzed the human remains from Chaco Canyon that have been excavated since 1890. She visited many of the collections including ones at the Field Museum in Chicago, the National Museum in Washington, D.C., the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the Peabody Museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Arizona State University in Tempe from 1977 to 1981. Akins discusses how the burials were excavated, the problems with the data base, the biological characteristics of the collection, and the health of the population such as can be seen from the skeletal remains. Comparisons are made between the great house and small-site residents.

Document Number: 12

Document ID: nt95-012

Document Type: Component part(s), monograph

Language: English

Note: Title on added t.p.: Human burials from Chaco Canyon.

Field Date: not specified

Evaluation: Physical Anthropologist-4

Analyst: Sarah Berry; 2011

Coverage Date: 1500-700 BP (AD 500-1300)

Coverage Place: Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, United States

LCSH: Chaco culture--Anthropometry//Chaco culture--Funeral customs and rites//Paleopathology--New Mexico--Chaco Canyon//Pueblo Indians--Antiquities//Chaco Canyon (N.M.)--Antiquities//New Mexico--Antiquities

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