Bioarchaeology: Interpreting Behavior from the Human Skeleton

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 27, 1997 - Social Science
Human remains recovered from archaeological sites can help us interpret lifetime events such as disease, physiological stress, injury and violent death, physical activity, tooth use, diet and demographic history of once-living populations. This is the first comprehensive synthesis of the emerging field of bioarchaeology. A central theme is the interaction between biology and behaviour, underscoring the dynamic nature of skeletal and dental tissues, and the influences of environment and culture on human biological variation. It emphasises research results and their interpretation, covering palaeopathology, physiological stress, skeletal and dental growth and structure, the processes of aging and biodistance. It will be a unique resource for students and researchers interested in biological and physical anthropology or archaeology.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
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Stress and deprivation during the years of growth
1792
Exposure to infectious pathogens
1848
and leprosy
1877
Injury and violent death
1893
1 Articular and muscular modifications
1944
2 Structural adaptation
1977
craniofacial
1993
Isotopic and elemental signatures of diet and nutrition
1993
tracing genetic
2000
Changes and challenges in bioarchaeology
2033
References
2043
General index
2183
Site index
2240
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