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What can the archaeological and ethnohistorical records tell us about the way people adapt their health beliefs and attitudes to illness in the face of war, dislocation and persecution?

‘MEDICINE’ is a new project funded under the EC Horizon 2020 Marie-Sklodowska Curie Actions, to determine concepts of health and healing from a culturally specific indigenous context, using a framework of interdisciplinary methods which integrates archaeological-historical, ethnographic and modern health sciences approaches.

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Zuleta archaeological site
Sunday 10th December 2017
More than a month has passed since I attended the Dia de los Difuntos celebrations in Salasaka, and I have returned there since to start the survey phase of the project.
Día de los Difuntos, Salasaka
Sunday 12th November 2017
The commemoration of death and the veneration of ancestors is one of the most recognizably ‘human’ traits, observable in archaeological contexts dating back at least into the Upper Paleolithic period in Europe, and possibly earlier still in the Middle East and in sub-Saharan Africa.
Local chakana, Salasaka
Thursday 19th October 2017
During my recent visit to the indigenous township of Salasaka, we happened upon a family ritual, commonly conducted in these regions in the aftermath of a funeral, in the form of a group of people celebrating at a small local cross roads around a bonfire.

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