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Human skeletal remains from Tomb 1, Sipán (Lambayeque river valley, Peru); and their social implications

  • John W. Verano (a1)

The Moche tombs at Sipán, on the north Peruvian coast, are a major addition to our knowledge of high-status élite burial rituals. Its Tomb 1 contains the remains of nine individuals — three adult males, one adult female, three adolescent females and one child — besides the principal burial. Who are these people, as their biological remains instruct us?

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