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dc.contributor.advisorBenfer, Robert Alfredeng
dc.contributor.advisorPearsall, Deborah M.eng
dc.contributor.authorChan, Keitheng
dc.date.issued2011eng
dc.date.submitted2011 Springeng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on October 18, 2012).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisors: Dr. Robert A. Benfer and Dr. Deborah M. Pearsalleng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionPh.D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2011.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Anthropology.eng
dc.description"May 2011"eng
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the ability of the ruling class to provide for the health of their subjects through labor in the Late Intermediate Period site of Armatambo. The thesis of this dissertation is that the development of complex urban states in the central Andean coast was made possible by depleting the health and increasing the physical activity of the adult laborers while using the fruits of their labor to support the health of the subadults. Bioarchaeological indicators will be used to evaluate both chronic stress and acute stress episodes. Arthritic changes, signs of trauma, and age at death will measure adult responses to state demands. Comparisons between Armatambo and earlier sites found evidence supporting the main hypothesis. Results found that subadult health at Armatambo reversed a trend of worsening health seen in less complex sites through time. In contrast, adults from Armatambo showed more indicators of high activity levels. However, health at Armatambo compares less favorably to health at a Huari empire site: subadult health at Armatambo was generally worse, and adult physical activity was higher.eng
dc.format.extentxxii, 390 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc872560775eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/15767eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations.eng
dc.subjectbioarchaeologyeng
dc.subjectprehistoric civilizationeng
dc.subjectsocial complexityeng
dc.subjectstress episodeseng
dc.subjectadult healtheng
dc.titleLife in the late Intermediate Period at Armatambo, Perueng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropology (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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