International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
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'Helmuth H, 1991: Worked Human Bones as Objects of Art: Lamanai, Belize. Anthropologie (Brno) 29, 3: 211-219'.
The site of Lamanai, Belize has yielded the remains of approximately 200 human skeletons, spread out from Pre-Classic to Historic Mayan times. Several human bones were modified in specific ways which preclude their use as tools. The ratios of cortical and medullary thickness are used to identify these fragments vis-a-vis Middle and North American animal bones. Their possible usage in rituals and religion of the Maya are discussed.
Identification - Cortical thickness - Maya - Musical instruments

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