Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
×
Home

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

  • John W. Verano (a1)
Extract

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?

Copyright
References
Hide All
Alva, W. 1988. Discovering the New World’s richest unlooted tomb, National Geographic 174(4):510–49.
Alva, W. 1994. Sipán. Lima: Cervecería Backus & Johnston.
Alva, W. & Donnan, C.B.. 1993. Royal Tombs of Sipán, Los Angeles (CA): Fowler Museum of Cultural History, University of California.
Barnes, E. 1994. Developmental defects of the axial skeleton in paleopathology. Niwot (CO): University Press of Colorado.
Bass, W.M. 1987. Human osteology: a laboratory and field manual of the human skeleton. 3rd edition. Columbia (MO): Missouri Archaeological Society.
Boddington, A. 1987. Chaos, disturbance and decay in an Anglo-Saxon cemetery, in Boddington, et al. (ed.): 2742.
Boddington, A., Garland, A.N., Janaway, R.C. (ed.). 1987. Death, decay and reconstruction: Approaches to archaeology and forensic science. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Brothwell, D. 1987. Decay and disorder in the york Jewbury skeletons, in Boddington, et al. (ed.): 22–6.
Dillehay, T.D. (ed.) 1995. Tombs for the living: Andean mortuary practices. Washington (DC): Dumbarton Oaks.
Donnan, C.B. 1995. Moche Funerary Practice, in Dillehay, (ed.): 111–60.
Donnan, C.B. & Mackey, C.J.. 1978. Ancient burial patterns of the moche valley, peru. Austin (TX): University of texas press.
Donnan, C.B. & Mcclelland, D.. 1979. The burial theme in moche iconography. Washington (DC): Dumbarton Oaks. Dumbarton Oaks Studies in Pre-Columbian Art & Archaeology 21.
Fawcitt, R.A., Jarvis, H. & Isherwood, I. 1984. X-raying the Manchester Mummies, in David, R. & Tapp, E. (ed.): Evidence embalmed: modern medicine and the mummies of ancient Egypt: 45–64. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Genoves, S. 1967. Proportionality of the long bones and their relation to stature among Mesoamericans, American Journal of Physical Anthropology 26: 6777.
Krogman, W.M. & Işcan, M.Y. 1986. The human skeleton in forensic medicine. 2nd edition. Springfield (IL): Charles C. Thomas.
Largo Hoyle, R. 1945. Los Mochicas. Buenos Aires: Sociedad Geográfica Americana.
Lasker, G.W. 1962. Differences in anthropometric measurements within and between three communities in peru, Human Biology 34: 6370.
Nelson, A. & Mackey, C.J.. 1997. Wandering bones: secondary burial in Moche times. Paper presented at the 37th annual meeting of the Institute of Andean Studies, Berkeley (CA), 11 January 1997.
Skinner, M. & Goodman, A.H. 1992. Anthropological uses of developmental defects of enamel, in Saunders, S.R. & Katzenberg, M.A. (ed.), Skeletal biology of past peoples: research methods: 53–174. New York (NY): Wiley-Liss.
Stewart, T.D. 1943. Skeletal remains with cultural associations from the Chicama, Moche, And Viru Valleys, Peru, Proceedings of the US National Museum 93: 153–85.
Ubbelohde-Doering, H. 1959. Bericht über archäologische Feldarbeiten in Peru, III, Ethnos 25: 153–82.
Ubbelohde-Doering, H. 1967. On the royal highways of the Inca. New York (NY): Praeger.
Ubelaker, D.H. 1989. Human skeletal remains: excavation, analysis, interpretation. 2nd edition. Washington (DC): Taraxacum.
Uceda, S. & Mujica, E. (Ed.). 1994. Moche: propuestas y perspectivas, Travaux de I’Institut Français d’Etudes Andines 79.
Verano, J.W. 1987. Cranial microvariation at pacatnamú: A study of cemetery population variability. Ann Arbor (MI): University Microfilms. Doctoral dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University Of California, Los Angeles.
Verano, J.W. 1994a. Características físicas y biología osteológica de los Moche, in Uceda, & Mujica, (ed.): 307–26.
Verano, J.W. 1994b. Material osteológico recuperado por el proyecto ‘La Mina’, Valle de Jequetepeque: Informe Preliminar, in Uceda, & Mujica, (ed.): 83–4.
Verano, J.W. 1995 Where do they rest? The treatment of human offerings and trophies in ancient peru, in Dillehay, (ed.): 189227.
Verano, J.W. 1997 Physical characteristics and skeletal biology of the Moche Population at pacatnamú, in Donnan, C.B. & Cock, G.A. (ed.): The Pacatnamú Papers 2: The Moche Occupation: 189–214. Los Angeles (CA): Fowler Museum of Cultural History.
Weiss, P. 1972. Las deformaciones cefálicas intencionales como factores de la arqueología, Actas y Memorias del XXXIX Congreso Internacional de Americanista 1: 165–80. Lima.
Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

Antiquity
  • ISSN: 0003-598X
  • EISSN: 1745-1744
  • URL: /core/journals/antiquity
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed