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Bioarchaeology : the contextual analysis of human remains

Author: Jane E Buikstra; Lane A Beck
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Academic Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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(Publisher-supplied data) The core subject matter of bioarchaeology is the lives of past peoples, interpreted anthropologically. Human remains, contextualized archaeologically and historically, form the unit of study. Integrative and frequently inter-disciplinary, bioarchaeology draws methods and theoretical perspectives from across the sciences and the humanities. Bioarchaeology: The Contextual Study of Human  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bioarchaeology.
Amsterdam ; Boston : Academic Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006045979
(OCoLC)68192604
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jane E Buikstra; Lane A Beck
ISBN: 9781315432939 1315432935 0123695414 9780123695413
OCLC Number: 1089184358
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 606 pages) : illustrations
Contents: A historical introduction / Jane E. Buikstra --
The old physical anthropology and the New World : a look at the accomplishments of an antiquated paradigm / Della Collins Cook --
The changing role of skeletal biology at the Smithsonian / Douglas H. Ubelaker --
Kidder, Hooton, Pecos and the birth of bioarchaeology / Lane Anderson Beck --
Hemenway, Hrdlička, and Hawikku : a historical perspective on bioarchaeological research in the American Southwest / Gordon F.M. Rakita --
A new deal for human osteology / George R. Milner and Keith P. Jacobi --
Invisible hands : women in bioarchaeology / Mary Lucas Powell [and others] --
Behavior and the bones / Osbjorn M. Pearson and Jane E. Buikstra --
A brief history of paleodemography from Hooton to hazards analysis / Susan R. Frankenberg and Lyle W. Konigsberg --
A post-Neumann history of biological and genetic distance studies in bioarchaeology / Lyle W. Konigsberg --
The evolution of American paleopathology / Della Collins Cook and Mary Lucas Powell --
The dentist and the archeologist : the role of dental anthropology in North American bioarchaeology / Jerome C. Rose and Dolores L. Burke --
The changing face of bioarchaeology : an interdisciplinary science / Clark Spencer Larsen --
Mortuary analysis and bioarchaeology / Lynne Goldstein --
Repatriation and bioarchaeology : challenges and opportunities / Jane E. Buikstra --
A view from afar : bioarchaeology in Britain / Charlotte A. Roberts.
Responsibility: edited by Jane E. Buikstra and Lane A. Beck.

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(Publisher-supplied data) The core subject matter of bioarchaeology is the lives of past peoples, interpreted anthropologically. Human remains, contextualized archaeologically and historically, form the unit of study. Integrative and frequently inter-disciplinary, bioarchaeology draws methods and theoretical perspectives from across the sciences and the humanities. Bioarchaeology: The Contextual Study of Human Remains focuses upon North American bioarchaeology, as defined above, which contrasts with European approaches more firmly linked to the study of all organic archaeological residues. Although Buikstra coined this use of Bioarchaeology in the 1970s, the unique approaches of this field of inquiry have much deeper roots, primarly reflected in the history of American Anthropology. This book uses an historical approach to explore this history, to define the current status of the field, and to project the future of bioarchaeology. It is divided into three sections: 1. People and Places - Early Landmarks in Bioarchaeology; 2. Emerging Specialities; and 3. On to the 21st Century. Human life histories studied through integration of skeletal biology with archaeological and contextual approaches. Draws from traditionally distinct sub-disciplines of anthropology. Multi-disciplinary. Includes historical, contemporary and future perspective. Broad array of scholars/scholarship.

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