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Abstract

Situated betweenChacoCanyonand the Mesa Verde, the Totah region has an equally long and complex history. Human remains were recovered from excavations at 17 sites in theLa PlataValleydating from Basketmaker through Pueblo III. Trauma to skeletal remains ranges from violence survived by women, to perimortem violence, to disturbance of the dead, to random pieces of burned and broken bone. This presentation will provide a close look at the contexts of these situations, with an emphasis on chronology and relationships to surrounding regions.

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