Black Chinchorro Child Mummy

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Illustration

Ibolya Horváth
by Regional Program for Protection of the Chinchorro Sites / Bernardo Arriaza
published on 12 June 2024
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A Chinchorro child, mummified using the black technique. The Chinchorro culture flourished in modern-day Chile from approximately 9,000 to 3,500 years ago and produced the world's oldest intentionally preserved mummies from c. 5500 BCE. The black technique involved systematically dismembering, heat-treating, and reassembling the body.

San Miguel de Azapa Archaeological Museum, Arica, Chile.

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Arriaza, R. P. f. P. o. t. C. S. /. B. (2024, June 12). Black Chinchorro Child Mummy. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/19099/black-chinchorro-child-mummy/

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Arriaza, Regional Program for Protection of the Chinchorro Sites / Bernardo. "Black Chinchorro Child Mummy." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 12, 2024. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/19099/black-chinchorro-child-mummy/.

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Arriaza, Regional Program for Protection of the Chinchorro Sites / Bernardo. "Black Chinchorro Child Mummy." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 12 Jun 2024. Web. 12 Jul 2024.

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