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Archaeology of Human Bones - 98 edition

by Simon Mays

Archaeology of Human Bones (ISBN10: 020319442X; ISBN13: 9780203194423)
ISBN13: 978-0203194423
ISBN10: 020319442X

Summary: There is no greater direct evidence regarding earlier human populations than their physical remains. This volume provides a pragmatic and up-to-date account of forensic analysis of human skeletal remains, and its application in tackling major historical and archaeological issues. The Archaeology of Human Bones starts with an introduction to the anatomy, structure and development of bones and teeth. It analyzes the biasing effects of decay and incomplete recovery on b ...show moreurial data from archaeological sites, and discusses what we may learn about ancient burial rituals from human remains. Subsequent chapters focus on the demographic analysis of ancient populations, normal skeletal variation, ancient disease and injury, the chemical analysis of bone, the study of DNA, and the study of cremated remains. Examples are brought from archaeological studies around the world. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 98
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Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Year Published: 1998
International: No

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