The Chan Community

Cynthia Robin

in Chan

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780813039831
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813043753 | DOI:
The Chan Community

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This chapter presents a bioarchaeological study of the skeletal remains of the people buried at the Maya farming community of Chan. It explores physical well-being garnered from osteological data on health and mortuary ritual. Analysis of burials at Chan reveals the deep history of ancestor veneration in the community. The consistent presence of a low degree of biological stress suggests the persistent good health of the Chan community.

Keywords: Maya; Chan; farming community; bioarchaeological; osteological; mortuary ritual; health; ancestor veneration; burials

Chapter.  8005 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology

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