Human Sacrifice and Mortuary Treatments in the Great Temple of Tenochtitlán
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Research Year: 2005
Location: México City, México
Table of Contents
The bone collection in study
Human sacrifice and mortuary treatments
Sacrifice by heart extraction
Decapitation: Trophy skulls, Tzompantli skulls and elaboration of skull masks
Population analysis based upon DNA extraction
List of Figures
The present report describes the study undertaken with the osteologic collection obtained from the Great Temple excavations in Tenochtitlán; this collection was assembled in the interval from 1978 to 2005. The financial support granted to us by FAMSI enabled the creation of four lines of research: 1) packing and preventive conservation; 2) osteobiography; 3) mortuary treatments; and 4) population genetics. Immediately, a detailed exposition of the work and its results up to the present moment will be given.
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Submitted 11/16/2006 by:
Ximena Chávez Balderas
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