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Social bioarchaeology
edited by Sabrina C. Agarwal and Bonnie A. Glencross

Published 2010 by Wiley-Blackwell in Malden, MA .
Written in English.

About the Book

"Social bioarchaeology introduces the exciting and growing biosocial approach in archaeology that challenges the traditional methods of analyzing and interpreting human skeletal remains. Agarwal, Glencross, and the experts assembled in this volume outline the essential components of this research, focusing on the dynamic interactions between humans and their larger social, cultural, and physical environments, and how these analyses increase our understanding of human adaptation. The authors draw upon studies from the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East examining the central themes, theoretical issues, and methodological innovations in the field. Each chapter offers significant new research that integrates elements from biological, behavioural, ecological and social research. This new volume will be a valuable resource for archaeologists, biological anthropologists, paleopathologists, and all researchers with an interest in understanding our social and biological adaptations in a constantly changing global environment"--Provided by publisher.

Table of Contents

Building a social bioarchaeology / Sabrina C. Agarwal and Bonnie A. Glencross
pt. 1. Materials and meaning : the nature of skeletal samples
The origins of biocultural dimensions in bioarchaeology / Molly K. Zuckerman and George J. Armelagos
Partnerships, pitfalls, and ethical concerns in international bioarchaeology / Bethany L. Turner and Valerie A. Andrushko
The formation of mortuary deposits : implications for understanding mortuary behavior of past populations / Estella Weiss-Krejci
Representativeness and bias in archaeological skeletal samples / Mary Jackes
pt. 2. Social identity : bioarchaeology of sex, gender, ethnicity, and disability
Sex and gender in bioarchaeological research : theory, method, and interpretation / Sandra E. Hollimon
Population Migration, Variation, and Identity / Sonia Zakrzewski
Life histories of enslaved Africans in colonial New York : a bioarchaeological study of the New York African Burial Ground / Autumn R. Barrett and Michael L. Blakey
The bioarchaeology of leprosy and tuberculosis : a comparative study of perceptions, stigma, diagnosis, and treatment / Charlotte Roberts
pt. 3. Growth and aging : the life course of health and disease
Towards a social bioarchaeology of age / Joanna Sofaer
It is not carved in bone : development and plasticity of the aged skeleton / Sabrina C. Agarwal and Patrick Beauchesne
The bioarchaeological investigation of children and childhood / Siân E. Halcrow and Nancy Tayles
Moving from the canary in the coalmine : modeling childhood in Bahrain / Judith Littleton
Skeletal injury across the life course : towards understanding social agency / Bonnie A. Glencross
Diet and dental health through the life course in Roman Italy / Tracy L. Prowse.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Blackwell studies in global archaeology


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CC79.5.H85 S634 2010

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