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Archaeology of Human Bones

Archaeology of Human Bones - 98 edition

Archaeology of Human Bones - 98 edition

ISBN13: 9780415174077

ISBN10: 0415174074

Archaeology of Human Bones by Simon Mays - ISBN 9780415174077
Edition: 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Routledge N. Y.
Published: 1998
International: No
Archaeology of Human Bones by Simon Mays - ISBN 9780415174077

ISBN13: 9780415174077

ISBN10: 0415174074

Edition: 98

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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 burial 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.

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