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Melanesian Modeled Skulls, Mortuary Ritual, and Dental X-Rays: Ancestors, Enemies, Women, and Children

Michelle Bonogofsky and Jeremy Graham

in The Bioarchaeology of the Human Head: Decapitation, Decoration, and Deformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813035567
eISBN:
9780813041766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035567.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Perceived attractiveness and fecundity in youthful male and female individuals were determining factors in the selection of skulls for postmortem treatment in Melanesia deriving from both relatives ... More


The Bioarchaeology of the Human Head: Decapitation, Decoration, and Deformation

Michelle Bonogofsky (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813035567
eISBN:
9780813041766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035567.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Featuring a wealth of case studies on human skulls recovered from ethnographic and archaeological contexts around the world, this book focuses on the question of whose skulls and heads were collected ... More


Contextualizing the Human Head: An Introduction

Michelle Bonogofsky

in The Bioarchaeology of the Human Head: Decapitation, Decoration, and Deformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813035567
eISBN:
9780813041766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035567.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This introductory chapter discusses a wide variety of biological and cultural manipulations involving human heads and skulls recovered from archaeological and ethnographic contexts around the globe, ... More


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