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The Taking and Displaying of Human Body Parts as Trophies by Amerindians

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    Book Overview
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    Chapter 1 Introduction
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    Chapter 2 Introduction to Human Trophy Taking
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    Chapter 3 Heads, Women, and the Baubles of Prestige
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    Chapter 4 Human Trophy Taking on the Northwest Coast
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    Chapter 5 Ethnographic and Linguistic Evidence for the Origins of Human Trophy Taking in California
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    Chapter 6 Head Trophies and Scalping
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    Chapter 7 Human Finger and Hand Bone Necklaces from the Plains and Great Basin
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    Chapter 8 Predatory War and Hopewell Trophies
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    Chapter 9 “Otinontsiskiaj ondaon” (“The House of Cut-Off Heads”)
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    Chapter 10 Human Trophy Taking in Eastern North America During the Archaic Period
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    Chapter 11 Severed Heads and Sacred Scalplocks
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    Chapter 12 Disabling the Dead
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    Chapter 13 Trophy Taking in the Central and Lower Mississippi Valley
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    Chapter 14 Introduction
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    Chapter 15 Captive Sacrifice and Trophy Taking Among the Ancient Maya
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    Chapter 16 The Divine Gourd Tree
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    Chapter 17 Sorcery and the Taking of Trophy Heads in Ancient Costa Rica
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    Chapter 18 From Corporeality to Sanctity
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    Chapter 19 Human Trophies in the Late Pre-Hispanic Andes
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    Chapter 20 Seeking the Headhunter’s Power
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    Chapter 21 “Handsome Death”
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    Chapter 22 Human Trophy Taking in the South American Gran Chaco
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    Chapter 23 Ethics and Ethnocentricity in Interpretation and Critique
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    Chapter 24 Supplemental Data on Amerindian Trophy Taking
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    Chapter 25 Conclusions
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The Taking and Displaying of Human Body Parts as Trophies by Amerindians
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Springer Science & Business Media, August 2007
DOI 10.1007/978-0-387-48303-0
978-0-387-48303-0, 978-0-387-48300-9


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Country Count As %
Canada 3 4%
Czechia 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Denmark 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Poland 1 1%
Unknown 62 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 26%
Student > Bachelor 13 19%
Researcher 9 13%
Student > Master 8 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 7%
Other 12 17%
Unknown 5 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Arts and Humanities 27 39%
Social Sciences 26 37%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 7%
Environmental Science 2 3%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 1%
Other 4 6%
Unknown 5 7%