Bioarchaeological Insights on Dental Health and Diet After the Fall of the Wari Empire in the Peruvian Andes
AbstractThis research project looked at the dental health of Late Intermediate Period skeletons from the Wari capital to assess their consumption patterns. A high rate of dental disease coupled with carious lesions indicative of coca chewing supports the hypothesis that post-Wari populations maintained many of the agricultural practices and trade networks of the former state, including consumption of large quantities of maize and frequent coca chewing.
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TRIBBETT, Alysha L; TUNG, Tiffiny. Bioarchaeological Insights on Dental Health and Diet After the Fall of the Wari Empire in the Peruvian Andes. Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Journal, [S.l.], v. 6, may 2010. ISSN 1555-788X. Available at: <http://vurj.vanderbilt.edu/index.php/vurj/article/view/2897>. Date accessed: 26 apr. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.15695/vurj.v6i0.2897.
Humanities and Social Sciences
Wari; State Collapse; Huari; dental disease; coca chewing; Andes
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