Ancient Ink: The Archaeology of Tattooing

Editors: Krutak, Lars and Deter-Wolf, Aaron
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 978-0-29-574283-0
Category: Social Sciences - Anthropology
Book Status: Pending
Predicted Release Month: Dec 2021

Ancient Ink, the first book dedicated to the archaeological study of tattooing, presents new, globe-spanning research examining tattooed human remains, tattoo tools, and ancient art. Connecting ancient body art traditions to modern culture through Indigenous communities and the work of contemporary tattoo artists, the volume's contributors reveal the antiquity, durability, and significance of body decoration, illuminating how different societies have used their skin to construct their identities.

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