CHILEAN INFANT MUMMY IN THE COLLECTIONS OF THE NÁPRSTEK MUSEUM: ANTHROPOLOGICAL ANALYSIS

Pages 87-92
DOI 10.1515/anpm-2017-0032
Type of Article Research report
Annals of the Náprstek Museum | 2017/38/2

This paper reports conclusions from an anthropological analysis of a mummy bundle from the Azapa Valley in northern Chile. The mummy was acquired by Dr. Vaclav Šolc in 1966–1967. The bundle was examined with the use of computed tomography (CT) and the results were compared to unpublished findings from 2009. The remains are that of an infant that died of unknown causes. The possible presence of Harris lines suggests that the individual suffered from stress during their life. The mummification process was in all probability spontaneous.

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