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Ethnohistory (2001) 48 (4): 713–722.
Published: 01 October 2001
... of the Americas. American Antiquity 64 (4): 569 -77. Book Review Forum Skull Wars 6498 Ethnohistory 48:4 / sheet 159 of 228 Skull Wars: Kennewick Man, Archaeology, and the Battle for Native American...
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Ethnohistory (2017) 64 (4): 559–560.
Published: 01 October 2017
... after its 1865 identification in a Pre-Columbian skull from Peru. For those who have never heard of it, this book will be mind-opening. For those who have, bioanthropologist John W. Verano’s long-awaited and assiduously researched contribution transforms its discussion from backhandedly ethnocentric...
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Ethnohistory (2019) 66 (4): 667–688.
Published: 01 October 2019
..., something evident among Yucatec Mayas as well. Yucatec Mayas handle specific skeletons to bring about pragmatic ends, but bones are not altogether necessary for this either. In remote villages of Quintana Roo, some Yucatec Mayas exhume a person’s skull and long bones three to five years after burial...
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Ethnohistory (2016) 63 (1): 29–46.
Published: 01 January 2016
.... His- torically speaking, this is an apt question in a time of war. Pérez and Martí de Cid (1964: 206–7) elaborate that the K’iche’s made copies of the skulls of warriors they had defeated; they adorned them according to the valor and worth of the warrior in battle. Therefore Rab’inal’s...
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Ethnohistory (2017) 64 (2): 329–333.
Published: 01 April 2017
... absence, his personal servant Joachim Quäck died. This Botocudo tribesman had joined Prince Max on his return from Brazil. His decapitated body was buried in a Roman Catholic ceremony, whereas his skull was destined for the anatomical museum of Bonn University. (In 2011, the thirty-four-year-old...
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Ethnohistory (2012) 59 (2): 293–321.
Published: 01 April 2012
... of collecting the skull and jaw of the human skeleton, stating that “every e«ort should be made to get these out entire Under “What to Record,” members were instructed to note the geographic location, the general nature of the deposit, and the depth, position, and orientation of all human remains...
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Ethnohistory (2001) 48 (3): 527–530.
Published: 01 July 2001
... in epigraphic knowledge. In her essay, Meredith Paxton emphasizes rain- making ritual rather than politics as illustrated in the murals of Structure  at Tulum, Quintana Roo, and Virgina Miller concludes the volume with a study of state-sponsored executions evident in Mesoamerican skull racks or tzompantli...
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Ethnohistory (2017) 64 (4): 497–527.
Published: 01 October 2017
... be an addition made by the author. Even the information arguably deriving directly from the priest could be in some way misleading, as in the case of the rather surprising description of the mosaic-encrusted skull as a drinking cup: no skull-cups are known from ancient Mesoamerica, and its pairing...
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Ethnohistory (2006) 53 (1): 71–93.
Published: 01 January 2006
... homi- nid fossils at Lothagam, the oldest species of australopithecine (A. ana- mesis), one of the oldest skulls belonging to the genus Homo (the famous 1470 skull), the most complete Homo erectus/ergaster skeleton known (the Nariokotome boy, discovered by K. Kimeu), some of the oldest stone arti...
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Ethnohistory (2021) 68 (4): 561–562.
Published: 01 October 2021
... offering in the church replaces the Tzompantli, or skull rack. The Catholic Church symbolizes a sacred mountain with its inside a cave to the underworld. Jesus Christ, as Hun Hunahpu, the founding ancestral god from the Popol Wuj, is the regenerator of life from death. He must die for the world...
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Ethnohistory (2018) 65 (2): 328–329.
Published: 01 April 2018
... apologists used to explain away the civilization and achievements of non-Western peoples, the role of language and human skulls in shaping Western racial ideology, H. Rider Haggard and popular “lost race” fiction, and even Sigmund Freud’s deployment of “white tribesmen” to help explain primitive elements...
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Ethnohistory (2021) 68 (3): 363–383.
Published: 01 July 2021
... doglike to those in the form of a human body (“Oviedo on the Arawaks of Española” [1514], in Parry 1984 : 9). Many cemíes include bones (usually skulls or teeth) from ancestors meant to increase the power of the idol. Cemíes also came in the form of pictographs and petroglyphs painted or carved on cave...
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Ethnohistory (2020) 67 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 January 2020
... better understand Aztec life and culture, it is images of human skulls that are bounced around the world. No matter how skillfully scholars interpret such evidence to create sophisticated readings of the Aztec past, the popular image of their civilization remains a caricature of bloodthirsty...
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Ethnohistory (2019) 66 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 January 2019
...:356). As Dibble ( 1951 : 105) perceived, the glyphs behind Maxtla’s addressee seem to convey the gist of the message; they include a small human figure (perhaps a child), the head of a dog (Xolotl), a hand, a skull, the head of an old man identified as Chimalpopoca, a building, and the glyph...
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Ethnohistory (2013) 60 (2): 195–217.
Published: 01 April 2013
... that come in many shapes, from doglike to those in the form of a human body.16 Many cemis include bones (usually skulls or teeth) from powerful ancestors meant to increase the power of the idol. The Taínos did not view their cemis as actual objects but rather as a vital force closely linked to one...
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Ethnohistory (2002) 49 (3): 475–506.
Published: 01 July 2002
... and 3). The police officers who showed me two skulls in modern wooden cases did so because some of the officers suffered insomnia due to sleeping in the same building with what might be gentiles. They had hoped...
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Ethnohistory (2007) 54 (2): 273–301.
Published: 01 April 2007
... University, Middle American Research Institute. Blom, Frans 1954 Ossuaries, Cremation, and Secondary Burials among the Maya of Chiapas, Mexico. Journal de la Société des Américanistes 43 : 123 -35. Bloom, Frans, S. S. Grosjean, and H. Cummins 1934 A Maya Skull from the Uloa Valley, Republic...
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Ethnohistory (2001) 48 (1-2): 123–155.
Published: 01 April 2001
... their food, and drying the bones and skulls at the Tseng 2001.5.7 10:43 Transformations of Secondary Burial in Highland Madagascar 133 same fire as is then employed for the purposes of cookery. The family is half...
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Ethnohistory (2005) 52 (3): 589–633.
Published: 01 July 2005
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Ethnohistory (2004) 51 (3): 609–636.
Published: 01 July 2004
... Oral and Colonial Histories in Western Borneo, 1886–1902 615 temporary structures, the Iban possessed many things of both economic and religious value; for example, iron implements, boats, fruit trees, rice stocks, sacred rice seed, preserved enemy skulls, and large ceramic jars (e.g...