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Bones of complexity : bioarchaeological case studies of social organization and skeletal biology

Author: Haagen D Klaus; Amanda R Harvey; Mark Nathan Cohen; Clark Spencer Larsen
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2017] ©2017
Series: Bioarchaeological interpretations of the human past.
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This volume examines the various interrelationships between social structures, skeletal biology, and health outcomes in antiquity. Bringing together studies by physical anthropologists, archaeologists, and economists, the volume attempts to gain a better understanding of the potential effects of social complexity on human biology from ancient Egypt to South America.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bones of Complexity.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2017]
(DLC) 2016049321
(OCoLC)959803701
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Haagen D Klaus; Amanda R Harvey; Mark Nathan Cohen; Clark Spencer Larsen
ISBN: 9780813052595 0813052599
OCLC Number: 976434695
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Human biology in ancient complex societies: some concepts for bioarchaeology / Haagen D. Klaus, Amanda R. Harvey, and Mark N. Cohen --
Growth, stature, and social organization --
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A bone to pick: using height inequality to test competing hypotheses about political power / Carles Boix and Frances Rosenbluth --
Stature at Tikal revisited / Lori E. Wright and Mario A. Vásquez --
Spytihn?v i (ce 875-915), Duke of Bohemia: an osteobiographic perspective on social status and stature --
In the emerging Czech State / Marshall Joseph Becker --
Complexities of sex and gender --
Skeletal morphology and social structure in ancient Egypt: hierarchy, gender, body shape, and limb --
Proportion (4000-1900 bc) / Sonia Zakrzewski --
Mycenaean hierarchy and gender roles: diet and health inequalities in late bronze age Pylos, Greece / Lynne A. Schepartz, Sharon R. Stocker, Jack L. Davis, Anastasia Papathanasiou, Sari Miller-Antonio, Joanne M.A Murphy, Michael Richards, and Evangelia Malapani --
Health status and burial status in early China / Ekaterina Pechenkina, Ma Xiaolin, and Fan Wenquan --
Skeletons in settings of emergent complexity and stratified societies --
The bioarchaeology of early social complexity in bronze age Spain: skeletal biology and mortuary --
Patterns in the el argar culture / Sylvia A. Jim¿nez-Brobeil and María G. Roca --
The Pigi Athinas Tumuli Cemetery of Macedonian Olympus: burial customs and the bioarchaeology of social structures at the dawn of the late bronze age, Central Macedonia, Greece / Paraskevi Tritsaroli --
A hierarchy of values: the bioarchaeology of order, complexity, health, and trauma at Harappa / Gwen Robbins Schug --
Hopewell hierarchy or heterarchy? The skeleton at the feast / Della Collins Cook, Ruth A. Brinker, Robin Moser Knabel, and Ellen Salter-Pedersen --
Status-based differences in health in the late prehistoric East Tennessee / Tracy K. Betsinger --
Center and satellite: settlement hierarchy and diet on the late prehistoric Mississippi Delta / Nancy A. Ross-Stallings --
Across a spectrum of inequality: hierarchy, health, and culturally sanctioned violence in the precontact U.S. Southwest / Ryan P. Harrod, Debra L. Martin, and Misty Fields --
Hierarchy and urbanism in Pre-Columbian Central Mexico: an initial assessment of biological stress and social structure at Teotihaucan and Monte Alban / Rebecca Storey, Lourdes Márquez Morfín, and Luis Fernando Núñez --
Middle Sicán Mortuary archaeology, skeletal biology, and genetic structures in late pre-hispanic South America / Haagen D. Klaus, Izumi Shimada, Ken-ichi Shinoda, and Sarah Muno --
Bioarchaeology and social complexity: departing reflections and future directions / Haagen D. Klaus, Mark Nathan Cohen, Marie Elaine Danforth, and Amanda R. Harvey.
Series Title: Bioarchaeological interpretations of the human past.
Responsibility: edited by Haagen D. Klaus, Amanda R. Harvey, and Mark N. Cohen ; foreword by Clark Spencer Larsen.

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Drawing on wide-ranging studies of prehistoric human remains from Europe, northern Africa, Asia, and the Americas, this groundbreaking volume explores how social structure can be reflected in the  Read more...

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