The Bioarchaeology of Children: Perspectives from Biological and Forensic Anthropology

The Bioarchaeology of Children: Perspectives from Biological and Forensic Anthropology

by Mary E. Lewis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521836026

ISBN-13: 9780521836029

Pub. Date: 11/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521836029
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology Series, #50
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

1. The bioarchaeology of children; 2. Fragile bones and shallow graves; 3. Age, sex and ancestry; 4. Growth and development; 5. Difficult births, precarious lives; 6. Little waifs: weaning and dietary stress; 7. Non-adult skeletal pathology; 8. Trauma in the child; 9. Future directions; References.

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