Dr. John Verano of Tulane University wades into forensic anthropology and bioarchaeology. He discusses some of the realities of working with the recently deceased before switching gears to talk about a giant sacrifice site that he’s been working on in Peru. Plus, find out what mummies smell like.
- What to read to learn more:
- What he’s reading for work right now:
- Anzellini, Armando & Toyne, Jennifer. (2019). Estimating the stature of ancient high‐altitude Andean populations from skeletal remains of the Chachapoya of Peru. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 171. 10.1002/ajpa.23977.
- Proof pages of a book on an ancient Peruvian tomb
- When Montezuma Met Cortes: The True Story of the Meeting that Changed History by Matthew Restall
- What he’s reading for fun right now:
- A book on efficiency
- A book on meditation
- All that Remains: A Life in Death by Sue Black
- Prieto G, Verano JW, Goepfert N, Kennett D, Quilter J, et al. (2019) A mass sacrifice of children and camelids at the Huanchaquito-Las Llamas site, Moche Valley, Peru. PLOS ONE 14(3): e0211691. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0211691
- Verano, John. (2019). Looking back, looking forward: Paleopathology in Andean South America. International Journal of Paleopathology. 10.1016/j.ijpp.2019.10.001.