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Cut Marks and Fragments: Piecing together possible explanations for variation of processed human remains amongst neighboring villages in pre-contact Southwest (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Meaghan Kincaid. Ryan Harrod. Aaron Woods.

The discovery of disarticulated and processed human remains at several archaeological sites has provided evidence of extreme violence in the pre-contact American Southwest. Several theories have been presented to explain the presence of these traumatic injuries, including witchcraft executions, ancestor veneration, and cannibalism. The research being presented consists of a detailed reexamination of a small sample of human remains recovered from two neighboring Fremont sites and one nearby...

The impact of experience and flake attributes on carcass processing time and efficiency during actualistic Early Stone Age butchery (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Stephen Merritt. Kara Peters.

Actualistic butchery often investigates the relationship between tool characteristics and butchery behavior but rarely considers individuals’ butchery skill. Therefore idiosyncratic behavioral differences may confound analyses of butchery time or efficiency. Here, two novice butchers used replicated Oldowan flakes on 40 domestic goat limbs to examine how tool attributes affected processing time and efficiency during defleshing and disarticulation, and whether a learning curve impacted butchery...

Manipulation of the Body in the Mesolithic of North-West Europe (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Amy Gray Jones.

This paper seeks to situate the phenomena of ‘loose’ human bones in the Mesolithic of north-west Europe within a wider understanding of the role of post-mortem manipulation of the body in the mortuary practices of these Mesolithic hunter-gatherers. Whilst originally interpreted as the remains of disturbed burials, assemblages of disarticulated human remains have begun to be accepted as evidence for alternative mortuary practices, though their specific nature has so far received little critical...