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ALEPH ID 000423313
OCLC Number (OCoLC)37181000 (OCoLC)39076999 (OCoLC)195343203 (OCoLC)876792556
Title Mummies, disease & ancient cultures / edited by Aidan Cockburn, Eve Cockburn, and Theodore A. Reyman.
Edition 2nd ed.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Description xxii, 402 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Bibliographic Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "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. 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."--Jacket.
Subjects LinkMummies.
Other Authors LinkCockburn, Aidan.
LinkCockburn, Eve.
LinkReyman, Theodore A. (Theodore Allen), 1931-
Additional Titles Mummies, disease, and ancient cultures
ISBN 0521580609 (hardback)
9780521580601 (hardback)
0521589541 (pbk.)
9780521589543 (pbk.)

Library Holdings Library Stacks / Regular loan
GN293 .M85 1998
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