SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.27 número2Identificación de Poxvirus por Microscopía Electrónica de Transmisión Durante Período de Brote en Aves Silvestres en São Paulo, BrasilDensidad Mineral del Fémur de Pollos de Engorde con DegeneraciónFemoral Alimentados con Dietas de Alta Densidad Nutricional índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados

Revista

Articulo

Indicadores

Links relacionados

Compartir


International Journal of Morphology

versión On-line ISSN 0717-9502

Resumen

GARCIA-HERNANDEZ, Fernando  y  MURPHY-ECHEVERRIA, Gabriel. Cranial Index in Precolumbian Ethnic Groups of Northern Chile with Artificial Cranial Deformation. Int. J. Morphol. [online]. 2009, vol.27, n.2, pp.587-594. ISSN 0717-9502.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-95022009000200044.

During the period pre-Columbian in Northern Chile inhabited various groups, with notorious ethno-cultural differences. One of its characteristics was the artificial craneal deformation using bandages or boards from the first years of age, existing two big models of deformation: tabular that produces brachicephally and annular or circular that determinates dolicocephally. The investigation is to determine the relationship between habitat, type of artificial deformation, and shape of the head determined by the cranial index. We analyzed 77 atacameños skulls of both sexes, selected at random between 293 individuals of the Coyo-Orient cementery, dated between 300-1200 A.C. post-Tiwanaku period. These remains are part of R.P. Gustavo Le Paige`s Museum in San Pedro de Atacama, wich is part of the Institute of Archaeological Investigations of the North Catholic University. In addition, we analyzed seven aymaras skulls with artificial cranial deformation belonging to the anatomical museum of the University of Antofagasta. All skulls were analyzed, photographed in all anatomical norms and measured to obtain the cranial index. We comprobated that 35.1% of atacameños skulls were artificially deformed with prevalence of tabular deformation (92.6%). The deformed skulls presented a cranial index average of 92.63, SD 9.72 and 100% of brachicephalic cases. The seven aymaras skulls were deformed by annular or circular method, with an average of craneal index of 76.0, SD 6.66 and 42.8% of dolicocephalic cases. Statistical analisis showed significant differences at 95% level of craneal index between atacameños with deformed skulls and aymaras, and likewise, between atacameños with deformed and undeformed skulls. In the Northern Chile, the artificial deformed skulls can embrace brachicephalic or dolicocephalic form, without predominance at territorial, epoch or cultural cause.

Palabras clave : Cranial index; Artificial cranial deformation; Northern Chile.

        · resumen en Español     · texto en Español     · Español ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License Todo el contenido de esta revista, excepto dónde está identificado, está bajo una Licencia Creative Commons