Bioarchaeological Insights on Dental Health and Diet After the Fall of the Wari Empire in the Peruvian Andes
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Keywords

Wari
State Collapse
Huari
dental disease
coca chewing
Andes

How to Cite

Tribbett, A. L., & Tung, T. (2010). Bioarchaeological Insights on Dental Health and Diet After the Fall of the Wari Empire in the Peruvian Andes. Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Journal, 6. https://doi.org/10.15695/vurj.v6i0.2897

Abstract

This research project looked at the dental health of Late Intermediate Period skeletons from the Wari capital to assess their consumption patterns. A high rate of dental disease coupled with carious lesions indicative of coca chewing supports the hypothesis that post-Wari populations maintained many of the agricultural practices and trade networks of the former state, including consumption of large quantities of maize and frequent coca chewing.
https://doi.org/10.15695/vurj.v6i0.2897
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