Mortuary Archaeology, Oaxaca, ritual (Other Keyword)

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Taphonomic Examination of the Skeletal Collection from Etlatongoa, Mixteca Alta, Oaxaca (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Alicia Gonzales. Jeffrey Blomster. Ricardo Higelin Ponce de León.

Recent excavations at the Middle Formative (850 – 400 BCE) site of Etlatongo, in the Mixteca male bearing striking red stains on the anterior cranium. These findings may suggest alteration of remains associated with burial rituals. However, human remains may be modified through several post-mortem taphonomic effects, including: trauma, rodent activity, discoloring, staining, cultural modification, interment rituals, damage throughout archaeological investigation procedures, biological and...