Paleopathology at the Origins of Agriculture

Author: Mark Nathan Cohen
ISBN: 0813044898
Release Date: 2013-04-01
Genre: Science

Presents data from nineteen different regions before, during, and after agricultural transitions, analyzing populations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and South America while primarily focusing on North America. A wide range of health indicators are discussed, including mortality, episodic stress, physical trauma, degenerative bone conditions, isotopes, and dental pathology.


Author: Debra L. Martin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461463788
Release Date: 2013-03-15
Genre: Social Science

Bioarchaeology is the analysis of human remains within an interpretative framework that includes contextual information. This comprehensive and much-needed manual provides both a starting point and a reference for archaeologists, bioarchaeologists and others working in this integrative field. The authors cover a range of bioarchaeological methods and theory including: Ethical issues involved in dealing with human remains Theoretical approaches in bioarchaeology Techniques in taphonomy and bone analysis Lab and forensic techniques for skeletal analysis Best practices for excavation techniques Special applications in bioarchaeology With case studies from bioarchaeological research, the authors integrate theoretical and methodological discussion with a wide range of field studies from different geographic areas, time periods, and data types, to demonstrate the full scope of this important field of study.

Social Bioarchaeology

Author: Sabrina C. Agarwal
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 144439052X
Release Date: 2011-03-21
Genre: Social Science

Illustrates new methodological directions in analyzing human social and biological variation Offers a wide array of research on past populations around the globe Explains the central features of bioarchaeological research by key researchers and established experts around the world

Bioarchaeological Analyses and Bodies

Author: Pamela K. Stone
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319711140
Release Date: 2018-01-16
Genre: Social Science

This volume features bioarchaeological research that interrogates the human skeleton in concert with material culture, ethnographic data and archival research. This approach provides examples of how these intersections of inquiry can be used to consider the larger social and political contexts in which people lived and the manner in which they died. Bioarchaeologists are in a unique position to develop rich interpretations of the lived experiences of skeletonized individuals. Using their skills in multiple contexts, bioarchaeologists are also situated to consider the ethical nature and inherent humanity of the research collections that have been used because they represent deceased for whom there are records identifying them. These collections have been the basis for generating basic information regarding the human skeletal transcript. Ironically though, these collections themselves have not been studied with the same degree of understanding and interpretation that is applied to archaeological collections.

Ancient Health

Author: Mark Nathan Cohen
ISBN: 081303082X
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Social Science

Twenty years ago Mark Nathan Cohen coedited a collection of essays that set a new standard in using paleopathology to identify trends in health associated with changes in prehistoric technology, economy, demography, and political centralization. Ancient Health expands and celebrates that work. Confirming earlier conclusions that human health declined after the adoption of farming and the rise of civilization, this book greatly enlarges the geographical range of paleopathological studies by including new work from both established and up-and-coming scholars. Moving beyond the western hemisphere and western Eurasia, this collection involves studies from Chile, Peru, Mexico, the United States, Denmark, Britain, Portugal, South Africa, Israel, India, Vietnam, Thailand, China, and Mongolia. Adding great significance to this volume, the author discusses and successfully rebuts the arguments of the "osteological paradox" that long have challenged work in the area of quantitative paleopathology, demonstrating that the "paradox" has far less meaning than its proponents argue.

Bones of Complexity

Author: Haagen D. Klaus
Publisher: Bioarchaeological Interpretati
ISBN: 0813062233
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Social Science

This volume examines the various interrelationships between social structures, skeletal biology, and health outcomes in antiquity. Bringing together studies by physical anthropologists, archaeologists, and economists, the volume attempts to gain a better understanding of the potential effects of social complexity on human biology from ancient Egypt to South America.


Author: Clark Spencer Larsen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521838696
Release Date: 2015-03-30
Genre: History

A synthetic treatment of the study of human remains from archaeological contexts for current and future generations of bioarchaeologists.

The Global History of Paleopathology

Author: Jane E. Buikstra
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195389807
Release Date: 2012-06-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The first comprehensive global history of the discipline of paleopathology

Bodies and Lives in Ancient America

Author: Debra L. Martin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317446019
Release Date: 2015-10-30
Genre: Social Science

Bodies and Lives in Ancient America offers a broad overview of what it was like to live and die throughout North America before European contact. Using a unique life history approach, the book moves from pregnancy and birth through to senescence. Drawing on biological data gathered from human remains, as well as cultural and environmental data derived from archaeological investigations, the authors provide students with a wealth of information on health and other aspects of life that leave changes on the skeletal system. Rich case studies throughout demonstrate the temporal, cultural and environmental variability across the continent prior to colonial times. The authors also examine how different groups faced a variety of challenges in their lives, including climate change and violence, and the effects this had on their health. The book concludes by considering the relevance of what ancient bones reveal for people today. Written in an engaging style, with complex paleopathology data synthesized and clearly presented, Bodies and Lives in Ancient America is an accessible introduction to the state of health across prehistoric North America.

Tepe Hissar

Author: Paul Yule
ISBN: UOM:39015035344574
Release Date: 1982
Genre: Hissar Hill Site (Iran)


Author: American Anthropological Association
ISBN: STANFORD:36105123993532
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Anthropology