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Biological anthropology of the human skeleton

Author: Mary Anne Katzenberg; Shelley Rae Saunders
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton covers a scope of major topics in human skeletal biology and will be an indispensable research guide to biological anthropologists, osteologists,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Anne Katzenberg; Shelley Rae Saunders
ISBN: 9780471793724 0471793728
OCLC Number: 276987623
Description: xxxvi, 640 pages : illustrations
Contents: PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION (M. ANNE KATZENBERG AND SHELLEY R. SAUNDERS). PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION (M. ANNE KATZENBERG AND SHELLEY R. SAUNDERS). ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. CONTRIBUTORS. FOREWORD (JANE E. BUIKSTRA). PART: I THEORY AND APPLICATION IN STUDIES OF PAST PEOPLES. 1. Bioarchaeological Ethics: A Historical Perspective on the Value of Human Remains (Phillip L. Walker). 2. Forensic Anthropology: Methodology and Diversity of Applications (Douglas H. Ubelaker). 3. Taphonomy and the Nature of Archaeological Assemblages (Ann L. W. Stodder). PART II: MORPHOLOGICAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL ANALYSES. 4. Juvenile Skeletons and Growth-Related Studies (Shelley R. Saunders). 5. Histomorphometry of Human Cortical Bone: Applications to Age Estimation (Alexander G. Robling and Sam D. Stout). 6. Biomechanical Analyses of Archaeological Human Skeletons (Christopher B. Ruff). 7. Morphometrics and Biological Anthropology in the Postgenomic Age (Benedikt Hallgrimsson, Miriam Leah Zelditch, Trish E. Parsons, Erika Kristensen, Nathan M. Young, and Steven K. Boyd). 8. Reading Between the Lines: Dental Development and Subadult Age Assessment Using the Microstructural Growth Markers of Teeth (Charles M. FitzGerald and Jerome C. Rose). 9. Dental Morphology (G. Richard Scott). PART III: PREHISTORIC HEALTH AND DISEASE. 10. Dental Pathology (Simon Hillson). 11. Analysis and Interpretation of Skeletal Trauma (Nancy C. Lovell). 12. Light and Broken Bones: Examining and Interpreting Bone Loss and Osteoporosis in Past Populations (Sabrina C. Agarwal). PART IV: CHEMICAL AND GENETIC ANALYSES OF HARD TISSUES. 13. Stable Isotope Analysis: A Tool for Studying Past Diet, Demography, and Life History (M. Anne Katzenberg). 14. Bone Chemistry and Trace Element Analysis (James Burton). 15. DNA Analysis of Archaeological Remains (Anne C. Stone). PART V: QUANTITATIVE METHODS AND POPULATION STUDIES . 16. Metric Analysis of Skeletal Remains: Methods and Applications (Michael Pietrusewsky). 17. Nonmetric Trait Variation in the Skeleton: Abnormalities, Anomalies, and Atavisms (Shelley R. Saunders and Dori L. Rainey). 18. Advances in Paleodemography (George R. Milner, James W. Wood, and Jesper L. Boldsen). 19. Method and Theory in Paleodemography, with an Application to a Hunting, Fishing and Gathering Village from the Late Eastern Woodlands of North America (Richard S. Meindl, Robert P. Mensforth, and C. Owen Lovejoy). Index .
Responsibility: edited by M. Anne Katzenberg, Shelley R. Saunders.
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