Social Marginalization Among the Chiribaya

Ann L. W. Stodder and Ann M. Palkovich

in The Bioarchaeology of Individuals

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780813038070
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813043135 | DOI:
Social Marginalization Among the Chiribaya

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This chapter presents the osteobiography of a prehistoric curandero, or healer. Strangely attired, his legs bound, and possibly murdered, he was buried with a number of non-local items, suggesting he was an outsider and itinerant, both feared and respected.

Keywords: Osteobiography; Bioarchaeology; Osmore Drainage; Strontium isotope analysis

Chapter.  2627 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology

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