A Guide to the Macroscopic Study of Human Skeletal Remains
Author: Efthymia Nikita
Publisher: Academic Press
Osteoarchaeology: A Guide to the Macroscopic Study of Human Skeletal Remains covers the identification of bones and teeth, taphonomy, sex, ancestry assessment, age estimation, the analysis of biodistances, growth patterns and activity markers, and paleopathology. The book aims to familiarize the reader with the main applications of osteoarchaeology and provide the necessary knowledge required for the implementation of a broad range of osteological methods. It is ideal as a complement to existing textbooks used in upper level undergraduate and graduate courses on osteoarchaeology, human osteology, and, to some extent, forensic anthropology. Pedagogical features include ample illustrations, case study material, revision exercises, and a glossary. Additional features comprise macros that facilitate data processing and analysis, as well as an extensive chapter on applied statistics. Contains coverage of nearly every aspect of human osteological macroscopic analysis Presents detailed descriptions of the application of different methods Includes a variety of online resources, including macros designed by the author for the calculation of the number of individuals in commingled assemblages, processing cranial landmarks and nonmetric traits, and more
Proceedings of the Third Meeting of the Osteoarchaeological Research Group Held in Leicester on 18th November 1995
Author: Katherine V. Boyle
Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited
Category: Social Science
The proceedings of the third meeting of the Osteoarchaeological Research Group held in November 1998. Contents include: Ibex exploitation at Lazaret Cave, Nice, France (K Boyle); Taphonomy of the human remains from Christchurch, Spitalfields (M Baxter); A review of archaeological work on human remains in England (S Mays); A proabable case of multiple myeloma from the medieval lay cemetery at Abingdon (J Wakely); The human remains from Kintbury, Berkshire (A Smith); Leprosy in a medieval churchyard in Norwich (S Anderson); Pathology of some 17th century prisoners from Norwich gaol (S Anderson); The animal bones from Piddington Roman villa (K Ayers); Sex determination using tooth measurements (C Duncan).
This advanced textbook provides the reader with an up-to-date account of recent developments and future potential in the study of human skeletons from both an archaeological and forensic context. It is well-illustrated, comprehensive in its coverage and is divided into six sections for ease of reference, encompassing such areas as palaeodemography, juvenile health and growth, disease and trauma, normal skeletal variation, biochemical and microscopic analyses and facial reconstruction. Each chapter is written by a recognised specialist in the field, and includes in-depth discussion of the reliability of methods, with appropriate references, and current and future research directions. It is essential reading for all students undertaking osteology as part of their studies and will also prove a valuable reference for forensic scientists, both in the field and the laboratory.
Despite the fact that the human life of the past cannot be understood without taking into account its ecological relationships, environmental studies are often marginalized in archaeology. This is the first book that, by discussing the meaning and purpose we give to the expression `environmental archaeology', investigates the reasons for such a problem. The book is written in an accessible manner and is of interest to all students who want to understand the essence of archaeology beyond the boundary of the individual subdisciplines.
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Proceedings of the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Meetings of the Osteoarchaeological Research Group Held in York on 27th April 1996, Cardiff on 16th November 1996, and Durham on 7th June 1997
Author: Sue Anderson
Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited
Category: Social Science
A collection of short papers and abstracts from the 4th, 5th and 6th proceedings of the Osteological Research Group, held in April and November 1996 and June 1997. The papers cover a wide range of subjects including technical information, evidence derived from bone assemblages and specific individual examples. Studies are presented on archaeozoology, domesticated animal bone assemblages, evidence of violence and stress indicators, measurement and statistical analysis and current research in the field of osteoarchaeology.