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Bones of complexity : bioarchaeological case studies of social organization and skeletal biology

Author: Haagen D Klaus; Amanda R Harvey; Mark Nathan Cohen
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2017].
Series: Bioarchaeological interpretations of the human past: local, regional, and global perspectives
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume examines the various interrelationships between social structures, skeletal biology, and health outcomes in antiquity. Bringing together studies by physical anthropologists, archaeologists, and economists, the volume attempts to gain a better understanding of the potential effects of social complexity on human biology from ancient Egypt to South America."--Source inconnue.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Haagen D Klaus; Amanda R Harvey; Mark Nathan Cohen
ISBN: 9780813062235 0813062233
OCLC Number: 1030804017
Description: xxii, 486 pages : illustrations, cartes ; 25 cm.
Contents: Human biology in ancient complex societies : some concepts for bioarchaeology / Haagen D. Klaus, Amanda R. Harvey, and Mark N. Cohen --
[1] Growth, stature, and social organization --
A bone to pick : using height inequality to test competing hypotheses about political power / Carles Boix and Frances Rosenbluth --
Stature at Tikal revisited / Lori E. Wright and Mario A. Vásquez --
Spytihněv I (CE 875-915), Duke of Bohemia : an osteobiographic perspective on social status and stature in the emerging Czech State / Marshall Joseph Becker --
[2] Complexities of sex and gender --
Skeletal morphology and social structure in ancient Egypt : hierarchy, gender, body shape, and limb proportion (4000-1900 BC) / Sonia Zakrzewski --
Mycenaean hierarchy and gender roles: diet and health inequalities in late bronze age Pylos, Greece / Lynne A. Schepartz, Sharon R. Stocker, Jack L. Davis, Anastasia Papathanasiou, Sari Miller-Antonio, Joanne M.A Murphy, Michael Richards, and Evangelia Malapani --
Health status and burial status in early China / Ekaterina Pechenkina, Ma Xiaolin, and Fan Wenquan --
[3] Skeletons in settings of emergent complexity and stratified societies --
The bioarchaeology of early social complexity in Bronze Age Spain : skeletal biology and mortuary patterns in the El Argar culture / Sylvia A. Jimenez-Brobeil and María G. Roca --
The Pigi Athinas Tumuli Cemetery of Macedonian Olympus : burial customs and the bioarchaeology of social structures at the dawn of the late Bronze Age, Central Macedonia, Greece / Paraskevi Tritsaroli --
A hierarchy of values : the bioarchaeology of order, complexity, health, and trauma at Harappa / Gwen Robbins Schug --
Hopewell hierarchy or heterarchy? : the skeleton at the feast / Della Collins Cook, Ruth A. Brinker, Robin Moser Knabel, and Ellen Salter-Pedersen --
Status-based differences in health in the late prehistoric East Tennessee / Tracy K. Betsinger --
Center and satellite : settlement hierarchy and diet on the late prehistoric Mississippi Delta / Nancy A. Ross-Stallings --
Across a spectrum of inequality : hierarchy, health, and culturally sanctioned violence in the precontact U.S. Southwest / Ryan P. Harrod, Debra L. Martin, and Misty Fields --
Hierarchy and urbanism in Pre-Columbian Central Mexico : an initial assessment of biological stress and social structure at Teotihaucan and Monte Alban / Rebecca Storey, Lourdes Márquez Morfín, and Luis Fernando Núñez --
Middle Sicán Mortuary archaeology, skeletal biology, and genetic structures in late pre-hispanic South America / Haagen D. Klaus, Izumi Shimada, Ken-ichi Shinoda, and Sarah Muno --
Bioarchaeology and social complexity : departing reflections and future directions / Haagen D. Klaus, Mark Nathan Cohen, Marie Elaine Danforth, and Amanda R. Harvey.
Series Title: Bioarchaeological interpretations of the human past: local, regional, and global perspectives
Responsibility: edited by Haagen D. Klaus, Amanda R. Harvey, and Mark N. Cohen ; foreword by Clark Spencer Larsen.

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