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Advances in human palaeopathology

Author: Ron Pinhasi; Simon Mays
Publisher: Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Advances in Human Palaeopathology" provides researchers and practitioners with a comprehensive guide to the main methods and techniques that are currently available for studying diseases and related conditions from human skeletal remains. It describes the ways in which these methods can be applied to the reconstruction of health, disease and activity patterns in the past. The book is divided into two parts: Part I  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Pinhasi; Simon Mays
ISBN: 9780470724170 047072417X 1281319104 9781281319104
OCLC Number: 1039159676
Description: Online Ressource (xviii, 389 Seiten) : Illustrationen
Contents: Preface (Simon Mays and Ron Pinhasi). Contributors. Part 1: Analytical Approaches in Palaeopathology. 1. The Chemical and Microbial Degradation of Bones and Teeth (Gordon Turner-Walker). 2. How Representative Are Human Skeletal Assemblages for Population Analysis? (Ron Pinhasi and Chryssi Bourbou). 3. Epidemiological Approaches in Palaeopathology (Ron Pinhasi and Katy Turner). 4. Macroscopic Analysis and Data Collection in Palaeopathology (Anne L. Grauer). 5. Radiography and Allied Techniques in the Palaeopathology of Skeletal Remains (Simon Mays). 6. Computed Tomography Scanning and Three-Dimensional Visualization of Mummies and Bog Bodies (Niels Lynnerup). 7. Histological Studies on Ancient Bone (Gordon Turner-Walker and Simon Mays). 8. Molecular Palaeopathology of Human Infectious Disease (Helen D. Donoghue). 9. Databases (William White). Part 2: Diagnosis and Interpretation of Disease in Human Remains. 10. Differential Diagnosis of Skeletal Lesions in Infectious Disease (Donald J. Ortner). 11. Metabolic Bone Disease (Simon Mays). 12. Tumours and Tumour-like Processes (Don Brothwell). 13. Advances in the Palaeopathology of Teeth and Jaws (Alan Ogden). 14. Trauma (Pia Bennike). 15. Congenital Anomalies (Ethne Barnes). 16. Growth in Archaeological Populations (Ron Pinhasi). Index.
Other Titles: Advances in human paleopathology
Responsibility: edited by Ron Pinhasi, Simon Mays.

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* Combines theoretical, methodological and diagnostic aspects with key biocultural approaches to provide a truly integrated approach to palaeopathology. * Up-todate includes overviews of the latest  Read more...

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