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Land of contrast: osteological analysis of human remains from Salango, Ecuador and a comparison of paleopathologies between coastal and highland sites in Ecuador

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2013
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New data on human skeletal remains from Site 35 in Salango, Ecuador is combined with existing data presented by Jastremski (2006) to compile a more comprehensive report about the health conditions of the people. Site 35, which is associated with the Manteño culture that flourished in the Integration period from A.D. 500 – 1532, has been determined to comprise a singular population that is represented by a minimum of 27 individuals. In addition to more comprehensive conclusions about Site 35, this thesis uses the data from Site 35 in an extended comparison of health among prehistoric sites from six additional sites to observe general trends over time and across geography. Through an indepth analysis of distinct health traits, the general conclusion matches previous reports that the overall quality of health in Ecuador declined over time. However, the present analysis shows a less dramatic decline for coastal sites than for inland sites.
Title: Land of contrast: osteological analysis of human remains from Salango, Ecuador and a comparison of paleopathologies between coastal and highland sites in Ecuador.
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Name(s): Van Voorhis, Laura, author
Broadfield, Douglas C., Thesis advisor
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, Degree grantor
Department of Anthropology
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: single unit
Date Created: Fall 2013
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: Online Resource
Extent: 209 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: New data on human skeletal remains from Site 35 in Salango, Ecuador is combined with existing data presented by Jastremski (2006) to compile a more comprehensive report about the health conditions of the people. Site 35, which is associated with the Manteño culture that flourished in the Integration period from A.D. 500 – 1532, has been determined to comprise a singular population that is represented by a minimum of 27 individuals. In addition to more comprehensive conclusions about Site 35, this thesis uses the data from Site 35 in an extended comparison of health among prehistoric sites from six additional sites to observe general trends over time and across geography. Through an indepth analysis of distinct health traits, the general conclusion matches previous reports that the overall quality of health in Ecuador declined over time. However, the present analysis shows a less dramatic decline for coastal sites than for inland sites.
Identifier: FA0004069 (IID)
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2013.
Subject(s): Excavation (Archaeology) -- Ecuador -- Solango
Forensic anthropology -- Ecuador -- Solango
Human remains (Archaeology) -- Ecuador -- Solango
Indians of South America -- Ecudaor
Pacific Coast (Ecuador)
Paleopathology -- Ecuador -- Solango
Solango Site (Ecuador)
South America -- Antiquities
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Sublocation: Boca Raton, Fla.
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