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A paleopathological analysis of skeletal remains uncovered in La Cueva de los Hacheros, Turicato, Michoacán.

Author(s): Miguel Alberto Ibarra López

Year: 2017

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Summary

This poster deals with the study of skeletal remains belonging to eighteen individuals deposited within La Cueva de los Hacheros, a site located in the municipality of Turicato, Michoacán. Unfortunately, as a result of looting by landowners, the site has an altered context. Despite that fact, a salvage excavation and a comprehensive analysis of the remains yielded valuable data for interpreting the site and learning more about the individuals buried within. The skeletal analysis made it possible to recognize various pathologies including antemortem trauma, diseases, and developmental anomalies, some of which were represented in various individuals. This investigation also provided us with sufficient data to register the total number of individuals and differentiate them by age and sex. This investigation will provide a better understanding of those whose final resting place was at La Cueva de los Hacheros and the diseases that afflicted them.


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A paleopathological analysis of skeletal remains uncovered in La Cueva de los Hacheros, Turicato, Michoacán.. Miguel Alberto Ibarra López. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431496)


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min long: -107.271; min lat: 12.383 ; max long: -86.353; max lat: 23.08 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 17148

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America