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The archaeology of human bones

Author: Simon Mays
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Provides an account of the scientific analysis of human skeletal remains from archaeological sites. This title reflects the various developments in scientific techniques for studying human skeletons  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Mays
ISBN: 9780415480901 0415480906 9780415480918 0415480914
OCLC Number: 406171926
Description: xvii, 401 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The nature of bones and teeth --
The nature of an archaeological human bone assemblage --
The determination of age and sex --
Metric variation in the skull --
Metric variation in the post-cranial skeleton --
Non-metric variation --
Bone disease --
Dental disease --
Traces of injury on the skeleton --
Stable isotope analysis --
The study of DNA from skeletal remains --
Cremated bone --
Ethics and human remains.
Responsibility: Simon Mays.
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