Paleoradiology: Imaging Mummies and Fossils / Edition 1

Paleoradiology: Imaging Mummies and Fossils / Edition 1

by R.K. Chhem, D.R. Brothwell
     
 

This is an important work on a topic of huge interest to archaeologists and related scientists, since the use of imaging techniques in the field has been expanding rapidly in recent decades. Paleoradiology involves the use of X-rays and advanced medical imaging modalities to evaluate ancient human and animal skeletons as well as biological materials from

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This is an important work on a topic of huge interest to archaeologists and related scientists, since the use of imaging techniques in the field has been expanding rapidly in recent decades. Paleoradiology involves the use of X-rays and advanced medical imaging modalities to evaluate ancient human and animal skeletons as well as biological materials from archaeological sites. Paleoradiological studies have been performed on mummies, skeletal remains and fossils to determine their sex and age at death. Diagnostic paleoradiology is the use of X-ray studies to detect ancient diseases. The broad range of themes and imaging techniques in this volume reflects four decades of research undertaken by Don Brothwell in the fields of anthropology, human paleopathology, and zooarchaeology, combined with two decades of skeletal radiology experience during which Rethy Chhem read over 150,000 skeletal X-ray and CT studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540488323
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
11/20/2007
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
163
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

History of Paleoradiology.-Introduction to paleobiological materials.-Paleoradiology and skeletal and dental analysis.-Paleoradiology, taphonomic process and human variation.-Paleoradiology and human paleopathology.-Paleoradiology and animal paleopathology.

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