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Man Corn: Cannibalism and Violence in the Prehistoric American Southwest

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This study of prehistoric violence, homicide, and cannibalism explodes the myth that the Anasazi and other Southwest Indians were simple, peaceful farmers. Until quite recently, Southwest prehistory studies have largely missed or ignored evidence of violent competition. Christy and Jacqueline Turner's study of prehistoric violence, homicide, and cannibalism explodes the myth that the Anasazi and other Southwest Indians were simple, peaceful farmers. Using detailed osteological analyses and other lines of evidence the Turners show that warfare, violence, and their concomitant horrors were as common in the ancient Southwest as anywhere else in the world.
The authors review several hypotheses for Southwest cannibalism: starvation, social pathology, and institutionalized violence and cannibalism. In the latter case, they present evidence for a potential Mexican connection and demonstrate that most of the known cannibalized series are located temporally and spatially near Chaco great houses.

Christy G. Turner II is Regents' Professor in the department of anthropology, Arizona State University.

The late Jacqueline A. Turner, B.A. anthropology, was a ranch manager in Dragoon, Arizona.

Used, very good condition, only a little shelf wear

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Author(s):
Christy G. Turner II;Jacqueline Turner
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
087480566X
ISBN-13:
978-0874805666
Number of pages:
547
Publisher:
University of Utah Press
Title:
Man Corn

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This study of prehistoric violence, homicide, and cannibalism explodes the myth that the Anasazi and other Southwest Indians were simple, peaceful farmers. Until quite recently, Southwest prehistory studies have largely missed or ignored evidence of violent competition. Christy and Jacqueline Turner's study of prehistoric violence, homicide, and cannibalism explodes the myth that the Anasazi and other Southwest Indians were simple, peaceful farmers. Using detailed osteological analyses and other lines of evidence the Turners show that warfare, violence, and their concomitant horrors were as common in the ancient Southwest as anywhere else in the world.
The authors review several hypotheses for Southwest cannibalism: starvation, social pathology, and institutionalized violence and cannibalism. In the latter case, they present evidence for a potential Mexican connection and demonstrate that most of the known cannibalized series are located temporally and spatially near Chaco great houses.

Christy G. Turner II is Regents' Professor in the department of anthropology, Arizona State University.

The late Jacqueline A. Turner, B.A. anthropology, was a ranch manager in Dragoon, Arizona.

Used, very good condition, only a little shelf wear

Author(s):
Christy G. Turner II;Jacqueline Turner
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
087480566X
ISBN-13:
978-0874805666
Number of pages:
547
Publisher:
University of Utah Press
Title:
Man Corn

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