Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton / Edition 1

Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton / Edition 1

by M. Anne Katzenberg
     
 

The First Edition of Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton is the market-leading reference and textbook on the scientific analysis of human skeletal remains recovered from archaeological sites. Now, featuring scores of new or thoroughly revised content, this Second Edition provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the topic

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Overview

The First Edition of Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton is the market-leading reference and textbook on the scientific analysis of human skeletal remains recovered from archaeological sites. Now, featuring scores of new or thoroughly revised content, this Second Edition provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the topic available.

Like the previous edition, this Second Edition is organized into five parts with contributing chapters written by experts in the field of human skeletal biology: Part One covers theory and application; Part Two discusses morphological analyses of bone, teeth, and age changes; Part Three reviews prehistoric health and disease; Part Four examines chemical and genetic analysis of hard tissues; and Part Five closes with coverage of quantitative methods and population studies. Each chapter includes a review of recent studies, descriptions of analytical techniques and underlying assumptions, theory, methodological advances, and speculation about future research.

New or thoroughly revised content includes: Techniques in the analysis of human skeletal and dental remains, Extensive coverage of new technologies, including modern morphometric techniques, Advances in the field of forensic anthropology, Enhanced discussion of ethical terms regarding the study of aboriginal peoples' remains where those people are no longer the dominant culture.

Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton, Second Edition serves as an indispensable research guide to biological anthropologists, osteologists, paleoanthropologists, and archaeologists. Now with a stronger focus on teaching complex material to students, this revised edition providesenhanced case studies and discussions for future directions, making it an invaluable textbook for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in biological anthropology and forensic anthropology programs.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471316169
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.14(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

THEORY AND APPLICATION IN STUDIES OF PAST PEOPLE.

Bioarchaeological Ethics: A Historical Perspective on the Value of Human Remains (P. Walker).

Methodological Considerations in the Forensic Applications of Human Skeletal Biology (D. Ubelaker).

MORPHOLOGICAL ANALYSES AND AGE CHANGES.

Biomechanical Analyses of Archaeological Human Skeletons (C. Ruff).

Dental Morphology: Techniques and Strategies (J. Mayhall).

Subadult Skeletons and Growth-Related Studies (S. Saunders).

Reading Between the Lines: Dental Development and Subadult Age Assessment Using the Microstructural Growth Markers of Teeth (C. FitzGerald & J. Rose).

Histomorphometry of Human Cortical Bone: Applications to Age Estimation (A. Robling & S. Stout).

PREHISTORIC HEALTH AND DISEASE.

Paleopathological Description and Diagnosis (N. Lovell).

Dental Pathology (S. Hillson).

Palaeohistology: Health and Disease (S. Pfeiffer).

CHEMICAL AND GENETIC ANALYSES OF HARD TISSUES.

Stable Isotope Analysis: A Tool for Studying Past Diet, Demography and Life History (M. Katzenberg).

Trace Element Research in Anthropology: New Perspectives and Challenges (M. Sandford & D. Weaver).

Ancient DNA from Skeletal Remains (A. Stone).

QUANTITATIVE METHODS AND POPULATION STUDIES.

Metric Analysis of Skeletal Remains: Methods and Applications (M. Pietrusewsky).

Building the Bases for Paleodemographic Analysis: Adult Age Determination (M. Jackes).

Paleodemography (G. Milner, et al.).

Subject Index.

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