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dc.contributor.authorWilson, Andrew S.
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Emma L.
dc.contributor.authorVilla, C.
dc.contributor.authorLynnerup, N.
dc.contributor.authorHealey, Andrew R.
dc.contributor.authorCeruti, M.C.
dc.contributor.authorReinhard, J.
dc.contributor.authorPrevigliano, C.H.
dc.contributor.authorAraoz, F.A.
dc.contributor.authorDiez, J.G.
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Timothy F.
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-28T11:28:14Z
dc.date.available2014-04-28T11:28:14Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationWilson AS, Brown EL, Villa C et al (2013) Archaeological, radiological, and biological evidence offer insight into Inca child sacrifice. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 110(33): 13322-13327.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/6238
dc.descriptionNo
dc.description.abstractExamination of three frozen bodies, a 13-y-old girl and a girl and boy aged 4 to 5 y, separately entombed near the Andean summit of Volcan Llullaillaco, Argentina, sheds new light on human sacrifice as a central part of the Imperial Inca capacocha rite, described by chroniclers writing after the Spanish conquest. The high-resolution diachronic data presented here, obtained directly from scalp hair, implies escalating coca and alcohol ingestion in the lead-up to death. These data, combined with archaeological and radiological evidence, deepen our understanding of the circumstances and context of final placement on the mountain top. We argue that the individuals were treated differently according to their age, status, and ritual role. Finally, we relate our findings to questions of consent, coercion, and/or compliance, and the controversial issues of ideological justification and strategies of social control and political legitimation pursued by the expansionist Inca state before European contact.
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1305117110
dc.subjectAdolescent
dc.subject; Age factors
dc.subject; Archaeology
dc.subject; Argentina
dc.subject; Burial
dc.subject; Ceremonial behaviour
dc.subject;Child
dc.subject; Chromatography
dc.subject; Coca
dc.subject; Ethanol
dc.subject; Female
dc.subject; Hair
dc.subject; History
dc.subject; Humans
dc.subject; Indians; South America
dc.subject; Male
dc.subject; Mummies; Radiography
dc.subjectTandem Mass Spectrometry
dc.subject; Tomography; X-Ray
dc.subject; REF 2014
dc.titleArchaeological, radiological, and biological evidence offer insight into Inca child sacrifice
dc.status.refereedYes
dc.typeArticle
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