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Paleopathology at the origins of agriculture

Author: Mark Nathan Cohen; George J Armelagos; Clark Spencer Larsen
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2013.
Series: Bioarchaeological interpretations of the human past.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : English : [2nd ed.]View all editions and formats
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Presents data from nineteen different regions before, during, and after agricultural transitions, analyzing populations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and South America while primarily focusing on North America. A wide range of health indicators are discussed, including mortality, episodic stress, physical trauma, degenerative bone conditions, isotopes, and dental pathology.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Nathan Cohen; George J Armelagos; Clark Spencer Larsen
ISBN: 9780813044897 0813044898
OCLC Number: 816030767
Notes: Originally published: New York : Academic Press, 1984.
Description: xxxviii, 618 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: An introduction to the symposium / Mark Nathan Cohen --
Indications of stress from bone and teeth / Alan H. Goodman, Debra L. Martin, George J. Armelagos, and George Clark --
Health as a crucial factor in the changes from hunting to developed farming in the Eastern Mediterranean / J. Lawrence Angel --
Socioeconomic change and patterns of pathology and variation in the Mesolithic and Neolithic of Western Europe: some suggestions / Christopher Meiklejohn, Catherine Schentag, Alexandra Venema, and Patrick Key --
Archaeological and skeletal evidence for dietary change during the late Pleistocene/early Holocene in the Levant / Patricia Smith, Ofer Bar-Yosef, and Andrew Sillen --
Skeletal pathology from the Paleolithic through the metal ages in Iran and Iraq / Ted A. Rathbun --
Growth, nutrition, and pathology in changing paleodemographic settings in South Asia / Kenneth A.R. Kennedy --
The effects of socioeconomic change in prehistoric Africa: Sudanese Nubia as a case study / Debra L. Martin, George J. Armelagos, Alan H. Goodman, and Dennis P. Van Gerven --
The lower Illinois river region: a prehistoric context for the study of ancient diet and health / Jane E. Buikstra --
Subsistence and health in the lower Illinois valley: osteological evidence / Della Collins Cook --
Health changes at Dickson Mounds, Illinois (A.D. 950-1300) / Alan H. Goodman, John Lallo, George J. Armelagos, and Jerome C. Rose --
Skeletal evidence for prehistoric subsistence adaptation in the Central Ohio river valley / Anthony J. Perzigian, Patricia A. Tench, and Donna J. Braun --
Health and disease in prehistoric Georgia: the transition to agriculture / Clark Spencer Larsen --
Paleopathology and the origins of maize agriculture in the Lower Mississippi valley and Caddoan culture areas / Jerome C. Rose, Barbara A. Burnett, Mark W. Blaeuer, and Michael S. Nassaney --
Agriculture, marginal environments, and nutritional stress in the prehistoric southwest / Ann M. Palkovich --
Central California: prehistoric subsistence changes and health / David N. Dickel, Peter D. Schulz, and Henry M. McHenry --
Prehistoric subsistence and health status of coastal peoples from the Panamanian isthmus of lower Central America / Lynette Norr --
Prehistoric human biology of Ecuador: possible temporal trends and cultural correlations / D.H. Ubelaker --
Paleopathology in Peruvian and Chilean populations / Marvin J. Allison --
The challenges and rewards of sedentism: the preceramic village of Paloma, Peru / Robert A. Benfer --
Population, health, and the evolution of subsistence: conclusions from the conference / Anna Curtenius Roosevelt --
Paleopathology at the origins of agriculture: editors' summation / Mark Nathan Cohen and George J. Armelagos.
Series Title: Bioarchaeological interpretations of the human past.
Responsibility: edited by Mark Nathan Cohen and George J. Armelagos ; foreword by Clark Spencer Larsen.

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Presents data from nineteen different regions before, during, and after agricultural transitions, analyzing populations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and South America while primarily focusing on North America. A wide range of health indicators are discussed, including mortality, episodic stress, physical trauma, degenerative bone conditions, isotopes, and dental pathology.

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