Beyond Death: The Chinchorro Mummies of Ancient Chile

Beyond Death The Chinchorro Mummies of Ancient Chile Comprehensive study of examples permits classification description and interpretation of mummification techniques and of details of health diet technology settlement and society between

  • Title: Beyond Death: The Chinchorro Mummies of Ancient Chile
  • Author: Bernardo T. Arriaza
  • ISBN: 9781560985129
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Comprehensive study of 282 examples permits classification, description, and interpretation of mummification techniques and of details of health, diet, technology, settlement, and society between 5000 and 1700 BC Argues that mummification was invented in Arica Camerones region to insure continuity

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    1. This is a book about a lesser-known example of artificial mummification in ancient times. Along the Chilean coastline near Arica, several resting-places of mummies by a pre-contact tribe have been unearthed, often due to construction projects. Carbon-dating has verified the oldest artificial mummies as dating from 5050 BC, while naturally-produced mummies in the area date back even farther, to 7000 BC or before. This means that the indigenous peoples of Chile were practicing elaborate embalming [...]

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