Since ancient times skulls have been covered with clay, putty, and plaster to restore to them the appearance of a living human face. These revered artifacts were then used as part of ancestor veneration and in funerary rituals, sometimes serving as links to the spiritual world.
Written for laymen as well as academicians, Overmodeled Skulls will appeal to anyone with an interest in anthropology, ethnology, tribal art, human behavior, and the material culture of indigenous peoples.
Arthur C. Aufderheide, M.D., is a Professor of Pathology at the University of Minnesota Duluth Medical School. He studies paleoepidemiology, how infectious diseases behaved in ancient populations, by performing autopsies on human mummies in his laboratory. He travels widely throughout the five continents in search of spontaneously (naturally) mummified human remains.
James L. Castner is the publisher and a contributor to Overmodeled Skulls.
Examples discussed in this book originate from Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands, the Near East and the Holy Land, South America, and North America.
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ISBN: 0615296904. Publisher: Feline Press. Author: James L. Castner
360 pages. Hardcover.