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An Integrated Approach to Working with Human Remains

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This book offers a manual and reference guide on such issues as excavation techniques, ethical issues in handling of human remains including NAGPRA compliance, lab and forensic techniques, field and taphonomic clues and more. Includes a range of field studies.


Titel: Bioarchaeology
Autoren/Herausgeber: Debra L. Martin, Ryan P. Harrod, Ventura R. Pérez
Aus der Reihe: Manuals in Archaeological Method, Theory and Technique
Ausgabe: 2013

ISBN/EAN: 9781461463771

Seitenzahl: 262
Format: 23,5 x 15,5 cm
Produktform: Hardcover/Gebunden
Gewicht: 604 g
Sprache: Englisch

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.

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 remainsTheoretical approaches in bioarchaeologyTechniques in taphonomy and bone analysisLab and forensic techniques for skeletal analysisBest practices for excavation techniquesSpecial applications in bioarchaeologyWith 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. - Newsletter
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