The Bioarchaeology of Societal Collapse and Regeneration in Ancient Peru

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This book explores how individuals, social groups, and entire populations are impacted by the tumultuous collapse of ancient states and empires. Through meticulous study of the bones of the dead and the molecules embedded therein, bioarchaeologists can reconstruct how the reverberations of traumatic social disasters permanently impact human bodies over the course of generations. In this case, we focus on the enigmatic civilizations of ancient Peru. Around 1000 years ago, the Wari Empire, the first expansive, imperial state ...

The Bioarchaeology of Societal Collapse and Regeneration in Ancient Peru 2016, Springer

ISBN-13: 9783319284026

2016 edition

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