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ChanAn Ancient Maya Farming Community$
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Cynthia Robin

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813039831

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813039831.001.0001

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The Chan Community

The Chan Community

A Bioarchaeological Perspective

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Chan
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Cynthia Robin

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813039831.003.0012

This chapter presents a bioarchaeological study of the skeletal remains of the people buried at the Maya farming community of Chan. It explores physical well-being garnered from osteological data on health and mortuary ritual. Analysis of burials at Chan reveals the deep history of ancestor veneration in the community. The consistent presence of a low degree of biological stress suggests the persistent good health of the Chan community.

Keywords:   Maya, Chan, farming community, bioarchaeological, osteological, mortuary ritual, health, ancestor veneration, burials

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