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The science of Roman history : biology, climate, and the future of the past

The science of Roman history : biology, climate, and the future of the past

Author: Walter Scheidel
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprintView all editions and formats
How the latest cutting-edge science offers a fuller picture of life in Rome and antiquity This groundbreaking book provides the first comprehensive look at how the latest advances in the sciences are transforming our understanding of ancient Roman history. Walter Scheidel brings together leading historians, anthropologists, and geneticists at the cutting edge of their fields, who explore novel types of evidence that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Scheidel
ISBN: 9780691195988 ) 0691195986 ((hardcover)
OCLC Number: 1133254281
Description: xiii, 258 s. : illustrations, charts, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Reconstructing the Roman climate / Kyle Harper & Michael McCormick --
Archaeobotany: the archaeology of human-plant interactions / Marijke van der Veen --
Zooarchaeology: reconstructing the natural and cultural worlds from archaeological faunal remains / Michael MacKinnon --
Bones, teeth, and history / Alessandra Sperduti, Luca Bonditi, Oliver E. Craig, Tracy Prowse, & Peter Garnsey --
Human growth and stature / Rebecca Gowland & Lauren Walther --
Ancient DNA --
Noreen Tuross & Michael G. Campana --
Modern DNA and the anceint Mediterranean / Roy J. King & Peter A. Underhill
Responsibility: ed. by Walter Scheidel


With state-of-the-art contributions by scholars who are leaders in their respective fields, this edition describes how the integration of natural and human archives is changing the entire historical  Read more...


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"This is a fabulous introduction to a wide range of techniques, and provides numerous fascinating insights into life in the Roman period."---Hella Eckardt, Current World Archaeology "This book shows Read more...

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