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Author Name    Cockburn, Aidan & Eve Cockburn

Title   MUMMIES, DISEASE AND ANCIENT CULTURES

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket

Publisher    Cambridge University Press 1980

ISBN Number    0521230209 / 9780521230209

Seller ID   83

DJ shows some wear at extremities, front board has cup ring - text is clean and unmarked. Overall in VERY GOOD+ condition; To look upon a mummy is to come face to face with our past. This book presents the story of mummification as a practice worldwide. Mummies have been found on every continent, some deliberately preserved by use of a variety of complex techniques (as with the ancient Egyptians) , 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. The first edition of this book was acclaimed as a classic. This readable new edition builds on these foundations, investigating the fantastic new findings in South America, Europe and the Far East. 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. ; 360 pages

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Price = 48.00 USD



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