The Bioarchaeology of Children

Author: Mary E. Lewis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521836029
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book is entirely devoted to the study of children's skeletons from archaeological and forensic contexts. It provides an extensive review of the osteological methods and theoretical concepts of their analysis. Non-adult skeletons provide a wealth of information on the physical and social life of the child from their growth, diet and age at death, to factors that expose them to trauma and disease at different stages of their lives. This book covers the factors that affect non-adult skeletal preservation; the assessment of their age, sex and ancestry; growth and development; infant and child mortality including infanticide; weaning ages and disease of dietary deficiency; skeletal pathology; personal identification and exposure to trauma from birth injuries, accidents and child abuse; providing insights for graduates and postgraduates in osteology, palaeopathology and forensic anthropology.

Bioarchaeological and Forensic Perspectives on Violence

Author: American Association of Physical Anthropologists. Annual meeting
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107045444
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Case studies on violent deaths from the past and present vividly illustrate how anthropologists construct meaning from the victim's bones.

New Developments in the Bioarchaeology of Care

Author: Lorna Tilley
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319399012
Format: PDF
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New Developments in the Bioarchaeology of Care evaluates, refines and expands existing concepts and practices in the developing field of bioarchaeological research into health-related care provision in the past. Evidence in human remains that indicates an individual survived with, or following, a serious pathology suggests this person most likely received some form of care from others. This observation was first made half a century ago, but it is only in the last five years that health-related caregiving has been accepted as a topic for bioarchaeology research. In this time, interest has grown exponentially. A focus on care provides a dynamic framework for examining the experiences of disease and disability in the past - at the level of the individual receiving care, and that of the community providing it. When caregiving can be identified in the archaeological record, bioarchaeologists may be able to offer unique insights into aspects of past lifeways. This volume represents the work of an international, diverse, cross-disciplinary group of contributors, each bringing their own particular focus, style and expertise to analyzing past health-related care. Nineteen chapters offer content that ranges from an introduction to the basic 'bioarchaeology of care' approach, through original case studies of care provision, to new theoretical perspectives in this emerging area of scholarship. This book creates a synergy that challenges our thinking about past health-related care behaviors and about the implications of these behaviors for understanding the social environment in which they took place.

Human Biology

Author: Sara Stinson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118108043
Format: PDF, Docs
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This comprehensive introduction to the field of human biology covers all the major areas of the field: genetic variation, variation related to climate, infectious and non-infectious diseases, aging, growth, nutrition, and demography. Written by four expert authors working in close collaboration, this second edition has been thoroughly updated to provide undergraduate and graduate students with two new chapters: one on race and culture and their ties to human biology, and the other a concluding summary chapter highlighting the integration and intersection of the topics covered in the book.

Estructura demogr fica estilo de vida y relaciones biol gicas de cazadores recolectores en un ambiente de desierto

Author: Leandro H. Luna
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd
ISBN:
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This volume is an important contribution to knowledge of the bioarchaeology of the Argentine Pampas. The author develops a rigorous application of different and actualized methodologies that improve the comprehension of a very rich bioachaeological record of hunter-gatherers, including problems of conservation conditions. The results obtained from the authors data (in part collected from Pampas cemeteries and a study of demographic questions) open a new perspective for our knowledge of these ancient societies.