Foot amputation by the Moche of ancient Peru: osteological evidence and archaeological context

@inproceedings{Verano2000FootAB,
  title={Foot amputation by the Moche of ancient Peru: osteological evidence and archaeological context},
  author={John W. Verano and Laurel Anderson and Regulo Franco},
  year={2000}
}
Three probable cases of foot amputation, with healing, in skeletal remains associated with the Moche culture (AD 100-750) of northem coastal Peru are described. Each case exhibits non-functional tibio-talar pints with proliferative bone occupying the normal joint space. The robusticity of the tibiae and fibulae suggest renewed weight-bearing and mobility following recovery. The osteoiogicai evidence is consistent with details shown in Mode ceramic depictions of footless individuals. A footless… CONTINUE READING
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