Ancient Ink, the first book dedicated to the archaeological study of tattooing, presents new research from across the globe examining tattooed human remains, tattoo tools, and ancient art.
Acknowledgments Introduction / Aaron Deter-Wolf and Lars Krutak Part One | Skin1. New Tattoos from Ancient Egypt: Defining Marks of Culture / Renee Friedman2. Burik: Tattoos of the Ibaloy Mummies of Benguet, North Luzon, Philippines Analyn Salvador-Amores3. Reviving Tribal Tattoo Traditions of the Philippines / Lars Krutak4. The Mummification Process Among the "Fire Mummies" of Kabayan: A Paleohistological Note / Dario Piombino-Mascali, Ronald G. Beckett, Orlando V. Abinion, and Dong Hoon Shin 5. Identifications of Iron Age Tattoos from the Altai-Sayan Mountains in Russia / Svetlana Pankova 6. Neo-Pazyryk Tattoos: A Modern Revival / Colin Dale and Lars Krutak 7. Recovering the Nineteenth-Century European Tattoo: Collections, Contexts, and Techniques / Gemma Angel8. After You Die: Preserving Tattooed Skin / Aaron Deter-Wolf and Lars Krutak Part Two | Tools9. The Antiquity of Tattooing in Southeastern Europe / Petar N. Zidarov10. Balkan Ink: Europe's Oldest Living Tattoo Tradition / Lars Krutak 11. Archaeological Evidence for Tattooing in Polynesia and Micronesia / Louise Furey 12. Reading Between Our Lines: Tattooing in Papua New Guinea / Lars Krutak 13. Scratching the Surface: Mistaken Identifications of Tattoo Tools from Eastern North America / Aaron Deter-Wolf, Benoit Robitaille, and Isaac Walters 14. Native North American Tattoo Revival / Lars Krutak15. The Discovery of a Sarmatian Tattoo Toolkit in Russia / Leonid T. Yablonsky16. Further Evaluation of Tattooing Use-Wear on Bone Tools / Aaron Deter-Wolf and Tara Nicole Clark Part Three | Art17. What to Make of the Prehistory of Tattooing in Europe? / Luc Renaut 18. Sacrificing the Sacred: Tattooed Prehistoric Ivory Figures of St. Lawrence Island, Alaska / Lars Krutak 19. A Long Sleep: Reawakening Tattoo Traditions in Alaska / Lars Krutak References ContributorsIndex
Lars Krutak is a research associate in the department of anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. He is the author of Tattoo Traditions of Native North America: Ancient and Contemporary Expressions of Identity and Spiritual Skin: Magical Tattoos and Scarification. Aaron Deter-Wolf is a prehistoric archaeologist for the Tennessee Division of Archaeology and senior editor of Drawing with Great Needles: Ancient Tattoo Traditions of North America. The contributors are Orlando V. Abinion, Analyn Salvador-Amores, Gemma Angel, Ronald G. Beckett, Tara Nicole Clark, Colin Dale, Renee Friedman, Louise Furey, Svetlana Pankova, Dario Piombino-Mascali, Luc Renaut, Benoit Robitaille, Dong Hoon Shin, Isaac Walters, Leonid Yablonsky, and Petar N. Zidarov.