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The Tres Ventanas Mummies of Peru

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dc.contributor.author Wann, L. Samuel
dc.contributor.author Lombardi, Guido
dc.contributor.author Ojeda, Bernadino
dc.contributor.author Benfer, Robert A.
dc.contributor.author Rivera, Ricardo
dc.contributor.author Finch, Caleb E.
dc.contributor.author Thomas, Gregory S.
dc.contributor.author Thompson, Randall C.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-06T14:52:12Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-06T14:52:12Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/5268
dc.description.abstract The Tres Ventanas mummies of Peru are thought to be among the oldest mummies in existence, dating to between 8,000 and 10,000 years ago. A preliminary assessment is made of the potential of these mummies for use in future research on mummified remains. Although the Tres Ventanas cave and the four mummies were explored and then excavated by Frederic Engel in 1966-67, and the project is named in his honor as the "Engel Study Group", the importance of both the physical remains and the context in which they were found has only come to light in the last few years. Most important is the paleopathological examination of these remains, since these mummies are found in a high altitude area of Peru where adaptation to the limited partial pressure of oxygen is perhaps a key component in broadening our understanding of human diversity in past populations. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Wiley
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:1552-4914
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Peru en_US
dc.subject Humans en_US
dc.subject mummies en_US
dc.subject Mummies/pathology en_US
dc.subject mummification en_US
dc.subject mummy en_US
dc.subject Paleopathology en_US
dc.title The Tres Ventanas Mummies of Peru en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1002/ar.23137
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.00 es_PE
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.01.01

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