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Investigations of ancient human tissue : chemical analyses in anthropology

Author: Mary K Sandford
Publisher: Philadelphia : Gordon and Breach, ©1993.
Series: Food and nutrition in history and anthropology, v. 10.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Defines many of the theoretical and methodological problems now facing trace element and stable isotopy researchers. In suggesting new and ambitious goals for research, its nine essays advocate a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Congresses
Conference proceedings
Conference papers and proceedings
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary K Sandford
ISBN: 2881245277 9782881245275 2881245285 9782881245282
OCLC Number: 26932047
Description: xx, 431 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: I. Bone Chemistry: History, Theory and Methods --
1. Understanding the Biogenic-Diagenetic Continuum: Interpreting Elemental Concentrations of Archaeological Bone / Mary K. Sandford --
2. Isotopic Analysis of Paleodiets: Methodological and Interpretive Considerations / Stanley H. Ambrose --
3. Chemical Analysis of Human Hair / Mary K. Sandford and Grace E. Kissling --
4. Culture, Health and Chemistry: A Technological Approach to Discovery / Linda L. Klepinger --
II. Case Studies: Confronting Diagenesis --
5. The Effects of Diagenesis on the Paloma Skeletal Material / Jeremy B. Edward and Robert A. Benfer --
6. The Six Deadly Sins of Trace Element Analysis: A Case of Wishful Thinking in Science / Stefan C. Radosevich --
III. Case Studies: Lessons from the Past --
Challenges of the Future --
7. Applications of Elemental and Isotopic Analysis to Problems in Ontario Prehistory / M. Anne Katzenberg --
8. Locals or Foreigners? Morphological, Biometric and Isotopic Approaches to the Question of Group Affinity in Human Skeletal Remains Recovered from Unusual Archaeological Contexts / John W. Verano and Michael J. DeNiro --
9. Benefits and Obstacles of Routine Elemental and Isotopic Analysis in Bioarchaeological Research Contracts / John A. Williams.
Series Title: Food and nutrition in history and anthropology, v. 10.
Responsibility: edited by Mary K. Sandford.

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