Bioarchaeology: Interpreting Behavior from the Human Skeleton / Edition 1

Bioarchaeology: Interpreting Behavior from the Human Skeleton / Edition 1

by Clark Spencer Larsen
     
 

Bioarchaeology is the study of human remains from archaeological sites. Human bones and teeth provide a huge amount of information about the health and lifestyle of past populations. These tissues record a cumulative history of disease, physiological stress, trauma, activity patterns, diet, nutrition, and many other factors that constitute the life history of both… See more details below

Overview

Bioarchaeology is the study of human remains from archaeological sites. Human bones and teeth provide a huge amount of information about the health and lifestyle of past populations. These tissues record a cumulative history of disease, physiological stress, trauma, activity patterns, diet, nutrition, and many other factors that constitute the life history of both the individual and population. This is the first comprehensive synthesis of the subject and will be an indispensible reference for all those interested in biological anthropology and archaeology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521658348
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology Series, #21
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
461
Sales rank:
1,160,357
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
2Stress and deprivation during the years of growth and development and adulthood6
3Exposure to infectious pathogens64
4Injury and violent death109
5Activity patterns: 1. Articular and muscular modifications161
6Activity patterns: 2. Structural adaptation195
7Masticatory and nonmasticatory functions: craniofacial adaptation226
8Isotopic and elemental signatures of diet and nutrition270
9Historical dimensions of skeletal variation: tracing genetic relationships302
10Changes and challenges in bioarchaeology333
References343
General index432
Site index459

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