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2018  Verano, John W.  Reflections On Smoke, Flames, and the Human Body. In: Vera Tiesler and Andrew K.

Scherer (eds.) Smoke, Flames, and the Human Body in Mesoamerican Ritual Practice.

Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections, pp. 435-442.


2018  Kushner, David S., John W. Verano, Anne R. Titelbaum Trepanation Procedures/Outcomes: Comparison of Prehistoric Peru with Other Ancient, Medieval, and American Civil War Cranial Surgery. World Neurosurgery

114:245-251.


2018  Elise Dufour, Nicolas Goepfert, Manon Le Neün, Gabriel Prieto & John W.

Verano  Life History and Origin of the Camelids Provisioning a Mass Killing Sacrifice During the Chimú Period: Insight from Stable Isotopes. Environmental Archaeology, DOI: 10.1080/14614103.2018.1498165


2017  Verano, John W.  Exostosis en el conducto auditivo externo y las importantes contribuciones de Duccio Bonavia a su estudio. Revista Histórica (Instituto Histórica del Perú), Homenaje especial a Duccio Bonavia Berber.  Elmo León Canales, editor, Vol. XLVII.

Bonavia Homenaje Exostosis.pdf


2017  Verano, John.  La bioarqueología de la Guerra. Arqueología Mexicana 24(143): 36-42.


2017  Titelbaum, Anne, and Verano, John W.  Chapter 8. Bioarchaeology of the Huaca Prieta Remains, and Appendix 10: Human Skeletal Remains from Various Excavations.  In Tom Dillehay (ed.): Where the Land Meets the Sea: Fourteen Millennia of Human Prehistory on the North Coast of Peru.  University of Texas Press.


2016  Verano, John W.  Differential Diagnosis: Trepanation.  International Journal of Paleopathlogy 14:1-9.

Verano 2016 Differential Diagnosis.pdf


2016  Verano, John W.  Holes in the Head: the Art and Archaeology of Trepanation in Ancient Peru.  Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections Studies in Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology Number 38


2015 Stone, Jessica H., Chew, Kristen, Ross, Ann H., and Verano, John W.  Craniofacial plasticity in ancient Peru.  Anthropologischer Anzeiger, Journal of Biological and Clinical Anthropology 72/2: 169-183.

Stone et al. 2015.pdf


2014  Scherer, Andrew, and John W. Verano (editors).  Embattled Bodies, Embattled Places: War in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica and the Andes.  Washington D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Symposia and Colloquia.


2014  Scherer, Andrew, and John W. Verano.   Introducing War in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica and the Andes.  In Scherer, Andrew, and John W. Verano (eds.):  Embattled Bodies, Embattled Places: War in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica and the Andes, pp. 1-24.  Washington D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Symposia and Colloquia.


2014   Verano, John W.  Warfare and Captive Sacrifice in the Moche Culture: The Battle Continues.  In Scherer, Andrew, and John W. Verano (eds.):  Embattled Bodies, Embattled Places: War in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica and the Andes, pp. 283-310. Washington D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Symposia and Colloquia.

Verano 2014 Warfare and Sacrifice.pdf


2014   Toyne, J. Marla, White, Christine D., Verano, John W., Uceda Castillo, Santiago, Longstaffe, Fred J., and Jean Francois Millaire.  Residential Histories of Elites and Sacrificial Victims at Huacas de Moche, Peru, as Reconstructed from Oxygen Isotopes.  Journal of Archaeological Science 42:15-28.

Toyne et al. 2014 Moche Oxygen J Arch Sci.pdf


2014   Verano, John W. and Ximena Chávez Balderas.  Bioarqueología del sacrificio humano en Mesoamérica y los Andes prehispánicos: retos en su identificación e interpretación.  In: Avances Recientes de la Bioarqueología Latinoamericana, editado por Leandro Luna, Claudia Aranda, y Jorge  Suby: 325-344. Buenos Aires: Grupo de Investigación en Bioarqueología (GIB).

Verano and Chávez Balderas 2014.pdf


2013   Verano, John W.  Many faces of death: warfare, human sacrifice, and mortuary practices of the elite in late pre-Hispanic northern Peru.  In Christopher Knüsel and Martin J. Smith (eds.):  The Routledge Handbook of the Bioarchaeology of Human Conflict, pp. 355-370.  London and New York: Routledge Press.

PDF available by request


2013   Verano, John W.  Excavation and Analysis of Human Skeletal Remains from a New Dedicatory Offering at Tiwanaku.  In: Vranich Alexei, and Abigail R. Levine (eds.): Advances in Titicaca Basin Archaeology-2.  Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles, Monograph 77, pp. 167-180.

Verano Chapter 13.pdf


2013   Titelbaum, A. R., and J. W. Verano . A Case of Congenital Radioulnar Synostosis from Prehispanic Peru. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology.  Published online in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com) DOI: 10.1002/oa.2353


2013  Verano, John W., Nadia Gamarra, Ximena Chávez Balderas, and Brittany Dement.  Excavaciones en la Plataforma III de la Huaca de la Luna y Análisis del material óseo de las temporadas 2009-2012.  In Uceda, Santiago and Ricardo Morales (eds.): Proyecto Arqueológico Huaca la Luna Informe Técnico 2012, pp. 155-173.  Universidad Nacional de Trujillo, Trujillo, Peru.

Verano et al InformePHLL2012.pdf


2011  Verano, John W., and Jack Rossen  Human Remains.  In Dillehay, Tom (ed.): From Foraging to Farming in the Andes: New Perspectives on Food Production and Social Organization, pp. 163-175.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Verano and Rossen 2011.pdf


2011  Verano, John W. and J. Marla Toyne.  Estudio bioantropológico de los restos humanos del Sector II, Punta Lobos, valle de Huarmey. In Arqueología de la Costa de Ancash. ANDES 8: Boletín del Centro de Estudios Precolombinos de la Universidad de Varsovia. M. Giersz, ed. Pp. 421-446. Varsovia, Poland; Lima Peru: l’Institut français d’études andines

Verano and Toyne 2011.pdf


2011 Phillips, S. S., and J.W. Verano.  Differential Diagnosis of an Unusual Tibial Pathology from Peru.  International Journal of Osteoarchaeology  21 (5): 622-625.

Phillips and Verano 2011.pdf


2011  Verano, John W.   Human Skeletal Remains from Chotuna.  In Donnan, Christopher B., Chotuna and Chornancap: The Excavation of an Ancient Peruvian Legend.  Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles, pp. 185-194.

Chotuna Burials 2011.pdf


2010Murphy, Melissa S., Gaither, Catherine, Goycochea, Elena, Verano, John W., and Guillermo Cock Violence and Weapon-Related Trauma at Puruchuco-Huaquerones, Peru.  American Journal of Physical Anthropology 142:636-649.

Murphy et al 2010.pdf


2009  Verano, John W., and Stanley Finger.  Ancient Trepanation.  In: Boller, Francois, Finger, Stanley, and Tyler, Kenneth (eds): History of Neurology 1, A volume to the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series, 3rd Edition.  Edinburgh: Elsevier Limited, pp. 3-14.

Verano and Finger 2010.pdf


2008  Verano, J.W. and Andrushko, V.A.  Cranioplasty in Ancient Peru: A critical review of the evidence, and a unique case from the Cuzco Area.  International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 18: 1–11.

Verano and Andrushko 2008.pdf


2008   Verano, John W.  Communality and Diversity in Moche Human Sacrifice.  In Steve Bourget and Kimberly L. Jones (eds.): The Art and Archaeology of the Moche: An Ancient Andean Society of the Peruvian North Coast. Austin: University of Texas Press, pp. 195-213.

Communality and Diversity 2008 final.pdf


2008   Andrushko, Valerie A., and John W. Verano.  Prehistoric Trepanation in the Cuzco Region of Peru: A View Into an Ancient Andean Practice.  American Journal of Physical Anthropology 137: 4-13. 

Andrushko_and_Verano_2008.pdf


2008   Verano, John W.  Trophy Head-Taking and Human Sacrifice in Andean South America.  In Helaine Silverman and William H. Isbell (eds): Handbook of South American Archaeology, pp. 1047-1060.  New York: Springer.

Verano Handbook of SA Archaeology Ch52.pdf


2008   Verano, John W., Tufinio, Moisés, and Mellisa Lund Valle.  Esqueletos humanos de la Plaza 3C de Huaca de la Luna.  In Uceda, Santiago, Elías Mujica, and Ricardo Morales (eds.): Investigaciones en la Huaca de la Luna 2001, pp. 225-254.  Universidad Nacional de Trujillo, Peru.

Verano Tufinio and Lund 2007.pdf


2008   Uceda, Santiago, Chapdelaine, Claude, and John Verano.  Fechas radiocarbónicas para el complejo arqueológico Huacas del Sol y de la Luna: una primera cronología del sitio. In Uceda, Santiago, Elías Mujica, and Ricardo Morales (eds.): Investigaciones en la Huaca de la Luna 2001, pp. 213-223.  Universidad Nacional de Trujillo, Peru.

Uceda, Chapdelaine, and Verano 2007.pdf


2007  Verano, John W.  Conflict and Conquest in Prehispanic Andean South America: Archaeological and Osteological Evidence.  In Richard Chacon and Rubén Mendoza (eds.): Latin American Indigenous Warfare and Ritual Violence, pp. 105-115.  Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Conflict and Conquest in Pre Hispanic Andean South America_2007.pdf


2007   Sutter, Richard C., and John W. Verano.  Biodistance Analysis of the Moche Sacrificial Victims from Huaca de la Luna Plaza 3C: Matrix Method Test of Their Origins.  American Journal of Physical Anthropology 132: 193-206.

SutterVeranoAJPA2007.pdf


2006   Verano, John W.   Chapter 11: Discussion. In V Tiesler and A Cucina (eds.): Janaab' Pakal of Palenque, Reconstructing the Life and Death of a Maya Ruler, pp. 167-174. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press.

Verano Pakal 2006.pdf


2005   Verano, John W.  Human Skeletal Remains from Pikillacta.  In Gordon F. McEwan (ed.), Pikillacta: The Wari Empire in Cuzco, pp. 125-130.  Iowa City: University of Iowa Press.

Pikillacta_2005.pdf


2005   Verano, John W.  Human Sacrifice and Postmortem Modification at the Pyramid of the Moon, Moche Valley, Peru.  In Gordon F. M. Rakita, Jane E. Buikstra, Lane A. Beck, and Sloan R. Williams (eds.): Interacting with the Dead, Perspectives on Mortuary Archaeology for the New Millennium, pp. 277-289.  Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

Verano 2005 Rakita et al volume.pdf


2003   Verano, John W.  Human Skeletal Remains from Machu Picchu: A Reexamination of the Yale Peabody Museum’s Collections.  In Burger, Richard L., and Salazar, Lucy C. (eds.): The 1912 Yale Peruvian Scientific Expedition Collections from Machu Picchu: Human and Animal Remains, pp. 65-117 and Appendix A.  Yale University Publications in Anthropology 85, New Haven.

Machu Pichu_2003 optimized.pdf  and  Verano 2003 MP Appendix .pdf


2003   Verano, John W.  Mummified Trophy Heads from Peru: Diagnostic Features and Medicolegal Significance.  Journal of Forensic Sciences 48(3): 525-530.

Mummified Trophy Heads_2003.pdf


2003   Verano, John W.  Trepanation in prehistoric South America: Geographic and temporal trends over 2000 years. In R. Arnott, S. Finger, and C.U.M. Smith, (eds.): Trepanation: History, Discovery, Theory, pp. 223-236.  Leiden: Swets & Zeitlinger.

Verano trep.pdf


2003   Verano, John W.  Avances en la bioantropología de los Moche. In S. Uceda and E. Mujica (eds.): Moche, Hacia el Final del Milenio.  Actas del Segundo Coloquio sobre la Cultura Moche.  Trujillo, 1 al 7 de agosto de 1999 vol. II, pp. 15-32.  Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima.

Avances en los Moche_2003.pdf


2001   Verano, John W.  War and Death in the Moche World: Osteological Evidence and Visual Discourse.  In Joanne Pillsbury (ed.): Moche Art and Archaeology in Ancient Peru, pp. 111-125.  Washington: National Gallery of Art, Studies in the History of Art 63.

Verano 2001 War and Death.pdf


2001   Verano, John W.  The Physical Evidence of Human Sacrifice in Ancient Peru.  In Elizabeth Benson and Anita Cook (eds.): Ritual Sacrifice in Ancient Peru, pp. 165-184.  Austin: University of Texas Press.

Verano 2001 Phys Ev of Hum Sac.pdf


2000   Verano, John W.  Paleopathological Analysis of Sacrificial Victims at the Pyramid of the Moon, Moche River Valley, Northern Peru.  Chungara, Revista de Antropología Chilena 32(1): 61-70.

Verano 2000 Chungara.pdf


2000   Verano, John W., Anderson, Laurel S., Franco, Régulo.  Foot Amputation by the Moche of Ancient Peru: Osteological Evidence and Archaeological Context.  International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 10: 177-188.

Foot Amputation in the Moche_2000.pdf


1999   Verano, J.W., Uceda, S., Chapdelaine, C., Tello, R., Paredes, M. I., and Pimentel, V.  Modified Human Skulls from the Urban Sector of the Pyramids of Moche, Northern Peru.  Latin American Antiquity 10(1): 59-70.

Verano et al 1991 Mod Skulls.pdf


1999   Verano, John W., and Guido P. Lombardi.  Paleopatología en Sudamérica Andina.  Bulletin de l’Institut français d’études andines 28(2): 91-121.

Verano and Lombardi Paleopatología en Sudamérica Andina.pdf


1998   Verano, John W.  Sacrificios humanos, desmembramientos y modificaciones culturales en restos osteológicos: evidencias de las temporadas de investigación 1995-96 en la Huaca de la Luna.  In Uceda, Santiago, Elías Mujica, and Ricardo Morales (eds.): Investigaciones en la Huaca de la Luna 1996, pp. 159-171.  Universidad Nacional de Trujillo, Peru.

Verano 1998.pdf


1998   Verano, John W.  Disease in South American Mummies.  In Cockburn, Aidan, Cockburn, Eve, and Reyman, Theodore A. (eds.):  Mummies, Disease, and Ancient Cultures, Second Edition, pp. 215-234.  Cambridge University Press.

Verano 1998 Mummies.pdf


1997   Verano, John W.  Physical Characteristics and Skeletal Biology of the Moche Population at Pacatnamu.  In Christopher B. Donnan and Guillermo A. Cock (eds.): The Pacatnamu Papers, Volume 2: The Moche Occupation, pp. 189-214.  Museum of Cultural History, University of California, Los Angeles.

Verano1997 Moche Pacatnamu.pdf


1997   Verano, John W.  Advances in the Paleopathology of Andean South America.  Journal of World Prehistory 11(2): 237-268.

Verano J World Prehist 1997.pdf


1997   Verano, John W.  Human Skeletal Remains from Tomb I, Sipán (Lambayeque river valley, Peru); and their Social Implications.  Antiquity 71(273):670-682.

verano 1997 Human Skeletal Remains From Sipan.pdf


1995   Verano, John W.  Where Do They Rest?  The Treatment of Human Offerings and Trophies in Ancient Peru.  In Dillehay, Tom, (ed.): Tombs for the Living: Andean Mortuary Practices, pp. 189-227.  Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC.

Where do the They Rest_1995.pdf


1994   Verano, John W.  Características físicas y biología osteológica de los Moche.  In Santiago Uceda and Elías Mujica (eds.): Moche: Propuestas y Perspectivas.  Travaux de l’Institut Frances d’Etudes Andines 79: 307-326, Lima, Peru.

Caracteristicas de los Moche_1994.pdf


1993   Verano, John W. and Michael J. DeNiro.  Locals or Foreigners?  Morphological, Biometric, and Isotopic Approaches to the Question of Group Affinity in Human Skeletal Remains Recovered from Unusual Archaeological Contexts.  In  M.K. Sandford (ed.): Investigations of Ancient Human Tissue: Chemical Analysis in Anthropology, pp. 361-386.  New York: Gordon and Breach

Verano and Deniro 1993.pdf


1987 Verano, John W.  Cranial Microvariation at Pacatnamu: A Study of Cemetery Population Variability. Unpublished dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of California Los Angeles.

Verano 1987 Dissertation.pdf


1986   Verano, John W.  A Mass Burial of Mutilated Individuals at Pacatnamu.  In Christopher B. Donnan and Guillermo A. Cock (eds.): The Pacatnamu Papers, Volume 1, pp. 117-138.  Museum of Cultural History, University of California, Los Angeles.

Verano 1986 Mass Burial.pdf