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by Thomas Aidan Cockburn,Eve Cockburn,Theodore A. Reyman

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  • ISBN 0521580609
  • ISBN13 978-0521580601
  • Language English
  • Author Thomas Aidan Cockburn,Eve Cockburn,Theodore A. Reyman
  • Publisher Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (May 28, 1998)
  • Pages 424
  • Formats doc lit mbr rtf
  • Category Medicine
  • Subcategory Medicine
  • Size ePub 1715 kb
  • Size Fb2 1117 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
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To look upon a mummy is to come face to face with our past. This book presents the story of mummification as a practice worldwide. Mummies have been found on every continent, some deliberately preserved by use of a variety of complex techniques (as with the ancient Egyptians), others accidentally by dry baking heat, intense cold and ice, or by tanning in peat bogs. By examining these preserved humans, we can get profound insights into the lives, health, culture and deaths of individuals and populations long gone. The first edition of this book was acclaimed as a classic. This readable new edition builds on these foundations, investigating the fantastic new findings in South America, Europe and the Far East. It will be a must-have volume for anyone working in paleopathology and a fascinating read for all those interested in anthropology, archaeology, and the history of medicine.

Mummies, disease & ancient cultures. Aidan Cockburn, Eve Cockburn & Theodore A. Reyman.

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press. Online publication date: February 2015. To look upon a mummy is to come face to face with our past. This book presents the story of mummification as a practice worldwide. By Bernardo T. Arriaza, University of Nevada, Felipe Cárdenas-Arroyo, Universidad de Los Andes, Ekkehard Kleiss, Universidad de los Andes, John W. Verano, Tulane University.

Thomas Aidan Cockburn, Eve Cockburn, Theodore A. Cambridge University Press, Apr 30, 1998 - Social Science - 428 pages. Mummies have been found on every continent, some deliberately preserved by use of a variety of complex techniques (as with the ancient Egyptians), others accidentally by dry baking heat, intense cold and ice, or by tanning in peat bogs. By examining these preserved humans, we can get profound insights into the lives, health, culture and deaths of individuals and populations long gone.

This book presents the story of mummification as a practice worldwide. This book is an excellent and multi-faceted exploration into the world of mummies and paleopathology. It is not a light read (if you're looking for that, try "The Mummy Congress" by Heather Pringle, which is a great intro) but it is thorough and absolutely fascinating. If you're not familiar with medical terms then you might want to look a few terms up as you read. Awesome book, highly recommended. com User, September 23, 2008.

Eve Cockburn, Theodore A. Reyman, Thomas Aidan Cockburn. Mummies have been found on every continent, some deliberately preserved as with the ancient Egyptians using a variety of complex techniques, others accidentally by dry baking heat, intense cold and ice, or by tanning in peat bogs.

ISBN-13: 978-0521589543. Mummies Disease and Ancient Cultures achieves a good balance of detail with general facts, and it is well written, well illustrated, and well priced. Keith Dobney, Discovering Archaeology this is impresively solid science and scholarship. This volume is very highly recommended indeed!" Bulletin of the History of Medicine.

Mummies, disease, and ancient cultures. Includes bibliographical references. Personal Name: Cockburn, Aidan. Personal Name: Cockburn, Eve. Personal Name: Reyman, Theodore A. (Theodore Allen), 1931-. Rubrics: Mummies Paleopathology. Download PDF book format. Download DOC book format.

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Mummies, Disease and Ancient Cultures. Thomas Aidan Cockburn, Eve Cockburn, Theodore A.

Aidan Cockburn, Eve Cockburn, Theodore A. Reyman Mummies, Disease and Ancient Cultures: A classic mummy: PUM II. Foreword Preface Introduction Aidan Cockburn Part I. Mummies of Egypt: 1. Mummies of ancient Egypt William H. Peck 2, Disease in ancient Egypt . Sandison and Edmund Tapp 3. Dental health i. More). Mummies, Disease and Ancient Cultures: A classic mummy: PUM II. Aidan Cockburn, I. Robin A. Barraco, William H. Peck, Theodore A.

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Qucid
This book is an excellent and multi-faceted exploration into the world of mummies and paleopathology. It is not a light read (if you're looking for that, try "The Mummy Congress" by Heather Pringle, which is a great intro) but it is thorough and absolutely fascinating. If you're not familiar with medical terms then you might want to look a few terms up as you read. Awesome book, highly recommended.
Runeterror
This is not a lightweight book on the subject. It partakes more of a medical examiner's report and requires a certain degree of training in anatomy-physiology and its terminology to really get much out of it. If the reader has some health care training--or patience and a medical dictionary--they should find most of the information accessible.

The book is edited by Cockburn, Cockburn, and Reyman and is an updated version of a book first published in 1980 by the first two named editors. Many of the individual discussions, such as those on PUM II and ROM I, on the Japanese mummies, etc, were discussed in that volume, and some of the work is therefore a little dated (~1970s). Individual entries in the book are written by the experts who examined the physical remains and are experts in pathology, histology, dentistry, radiology, and other science fields. In short, this is not a book on history or culture.

The practice of intentional mummification is explained and demonstrated by examples, primarily ancient Egyptian, although examples from China, Japan, the Canary Islands and other countries less commonly associated with the practice are also included, making it apparent that the habit of intentional preservation of human remains is very wide spread. Differences in technique and in the external treatment of bodies are discussed, and in some instances the authors attempt to interpret the significance of the practice to the culture in which it is found. Although mummification is generally regarded as a "whole body" invention, the authors also present different types, most notably the Brazilian head hunter's trophies and also the Chinchorro mummies BEYOND DEATH: THE CHINCHORRO MUMMIES OF ANCIENT CHILEof sticks and skin. The notion that the Egyptians were the first to bring the technique into being and that the practice thereafter spread by diffusion to other venues is also put to rest.

The authors discuss natural mummification, both in the context of accident and of intentional application. Examples of the former are the earliest Egyptian mummies (found preserved by the drying properties of sand and desert prevalent in simple pit graves), the bog bodies of Europe and other areas (primarily created by the effect of acidic or basic properties of the bogs in which they were found), the high Andean sacrificial children and Otzi the Ice Man Secrets of the Ice Man (Frozen in Time, Group 1) (preserved by the freeze drying effects of altitude in the former and the suspension of decay by freezing in the latter).

All individual finds are described by xray, superficial anatomy, histology, pathology--including parasitic, infectious, injury, degenerative, and cancerous changes--in order to abstract data on the health, disease, injury and, where possible, cause of death of the person examined. The book reveals the vast increase in modern understanding of the lives and well-being of our ancestors that can be drawn from preserved remains and suggests that, except for the lack of the benefits of modern sanitation, medical technology and antibiotics, they were much like us.
Nidor
I absolutely loved this book! The topic of mummies brings to mind Boris Karloff and the horror flicks. This book makes these amasing finds real...and HUMAN! I found the scholarship to be seemingly complete and accurate and even as a Lay-Person, I could understand what great amounts of information humankind was gleening from the mummies. In fact, I enjoyed reading this 2nd edition so much, I obtainined the 1st edition to have a look at "The Classic" work itself. A truly great adventure.
Risky Strong Dromedary
This book was used as a text in a college course on Mummies. The amount of information is not daunting, but it is complete. Very interesting, and the author's are recognized authorities on the subject. Its a good read, especially if you want to separate the fact from fiction when learning about mummies.