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Bioarchaeology of Children

Bioarchaeology of Children - 10 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521121873

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ISBN13: 978-0521121873
ISBN10: 0521121876
Edition: 10
Copyright: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2010
International: No

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Bioarchaeology of Children - 10 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521121873

Mary E. Lewis

ISBN13: 978-0521121873
ISBN10: 0521121876
Edition: 10
Copyright: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2010
International: No
Summary

This book is entirely devoted to the study of children's skeletons from archaeological and forensic contexts. It provides an extensive review of the osteological methods and theoretical concepts of their analysis. Non-adult skeletons provide a wealth of information on the physical and social life of the child from their growth, diet and age at death, to factors that expose them to trauma and disease at different stages of their lives. This book covers the factors that affect non-adult skeletal preservation; the assessment of their age, sex and ancestry; growth and development; infant and child mortality including infanticide; weaning ages and disease of dietary deficiency; skeletal pathology; personal identification and exposure to trauma from birth injuries, accidents and child abuse; providing insights for graduates and postgraduates in osteology, palaeopathology and forensic anthropology.

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