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Bioarchaeology

An Integrated Approach to Working with Human Remains

Textbook

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Debra L. Martin, Ryan P. Harrod, Ventura R. Pérez
    Pages 1-21
  3. Debra L. Martin, Ryan P. Harrod, Ventura R. Pérez
    Pages 23-55
  4. Debra L. Martin, Ryan P. Harrod, Ventura R. Pérez
    Pages 57-92
  5. Debra L. Martin, Ryan P. Harrod, Ventura R. Pérez
    Pages 93-116
  6. Debra L. Martin, Ryan P. Harrod, Ventura R. Pérez
    Pages 117-150
  7. Debra L. Martin, Ryan P. Harrod, Ventura R. Pérez
    Pages 151-172
  8. Debra L. Martin, Ryan P. Harrod, Ventura R. Pérez
    Pages 173-197
  9. Debra L. Martin, Ryan P. Harrod, Ventura R. Pérez
    Pages 199-211
  10. Debra L. Martin, Ryan P. Harrod, Ventura R. Pérez
    Pages 213-238
  11. Debra L. Martin, Ryan P. Harrod, Ventura R. Pérez
    Pages 239-254
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 255-262

About this book

Introduction

Bioarchaeology is the analysis of human remains within an interpretative framework that includes contextual information. This comprehensive and much-needed manual provides both a starting point and a reference for archaeologists, bioarchaeologists and others working in this integrative field. The authors cover a range of bioarchaeological methods and theory including:

Ethical issues involved in dealing with human remains

Theoretical approaches in bioarchaeology

Techniques in taphonomy and bone analysis

Lab and forensic techniques for skeletal analysis

Best practices for excavation techniques

Special applications in bioarchaeology

With case studies from bioarchaeological research, the authors integrate theoretical and methodological discussion with a wide range of field studies from different geographic areas, time periods, and data types, to demonstrate the full scope of this important field of study. 

Keywords

Archaeological Method NAGPRA Osteology Physical Anthropology Sketal analysis

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Department of AnthropologyUniversity of NevadaLas VegasUSA
  2. 2., Department of AnthropologyUniversity of NevadaLas VegasUSA
  3. 3.Dept. AnthropologyUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA

About the authors

Debra L. Martin is the Lincy Professor of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She directs a graduate program in bioarchaeology. 

Ryan Harrod is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and an instructor at College of Southern Nevada.

Ventura R. Pèrez is assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Bioarchaeology
  • Book Subtitle An Integrated Approach to Working with Human Remains
  • Authors Debra L. Martin
    Ryan P. Harrod
    Ventura R. Pérez
  • Series Title Manuals in Archaeological Method, Theory and Technique
  • Series Abbreviated Title Manuals in Arch.Meth.,Theory,Techn.
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6378-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4614-6377-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-2119-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4614-6378-8
  • Series ISSN 1571-5752
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 262
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Archaeology
    Biological Techniques
    Anthropology
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