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Social Bioarchaeology

Author: Sabrina C Agarwal; Bonnie A Glencross
Publisher: New York, NY John Wiley & Sons 2011
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Illustrates new methodological directions in analyzing human social and biological variation Offers a wide array of research on past populations around the globe Explains the central features  Read more...


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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sabrina C Agarwal; Bonnie A Glencross
ISBN: 9781444390520 144439052X 9781444390513 1444390511
OCLC Number: 894697951
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Contents: List of Tables and Figures. Notes on Contributors. Series Editors' Preface. 1 Building a Social Bioarchaeology (Sabrina C. Agarwal and Bonnie A. Glencross). Part I Materials and Meaning: The Nature of Skeletal Samples. 2 The Origins of Biocultural Dimensions in Bioarchaeology (Molly K. Zuckerman and George J. Armelagos). 3 Partnerships, Pitfalls, and Ethical Concerns in International Bioarchaeology (Bethany L. Turner and Valerie A. Andrushko). 4 The Formation of Mortuary Deposits: Implications for Understanding Mortuary Behavior of Past Populations (Estella Weiss-Krejci). 5 Representativeness and Bias in Archaeological Skeletal Samples (Mary Jackes). Part II Social Identity: Bioarchaeology of Sex, Gender, Ethnicity, and Disability. 6 Sex and Gender in Bioarchaeological Research: Theory, Method, and Interpretation (Sandra E. Hollimon). 7 Population Migration, Variation, and Identity: An Islamic Population in Iberia (Sonia Zakrzewski). 8 Life Histories of Enslaved Africans in Colonial New York: A Bioarchaeological Study of the New York African Burial Ground (Autumn R. Barrett and Michael L. Blakey). 9 The Bioarchaeology of Leprosy and Tuberculosis: A Comparative Study of Perceptions, Stigma, Diagnosis, and Treatment (Charlotte Roberts). Part III Growth and Aging: The Life Course of Health and Disease. 10 Towards a Social Bioarchaeology of Age (Joanna Sofaer). 11 It is Not Carved in Bone: Development and Plasticity of the Aged Skeleton (Sabrina C. Agarwal and Patrick Beauchesne). 12 The Bioarchaeological Investigation of Children and Childhood (Sian E. Halcrow and Nancy Tayles). 13 Moving from the Canary in the Coalmine: Modeling Childhood in Bahrain (Judith Littleton). 14 Skeletal Injury Across the Life Course: Towards Understanding Social Agency (Bonnie A. Glencross). 15 Diet and Dental Health through the Life Course in Roman Italy (Tracy L. Prowse). Index.


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