Publisher description for Bioarchaeology : an integrated approach to working with human remains / Debra L. Martin, Ryan P. Harrod, Ventura R. Perez.


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Bioarchaeology is the analysis of human remains within an interpretative framework, including a wide range of contextual information. This comprehensive and much-needed manual provides both a starting point and a reference for archaeologists working in this integrative field. The authors cover a range of bioarchaeological methods and theory including: ·         Ethical issues involved in dealing with human remains, specifically related to NAGPRA ·         Field and taphonomic clues ·         Lab and Forensic techniques ·         Best practices methods for Excavation techniques ·         Special applications of Bioarchaeology ·         Theoretical frameworks of Bioarchaeology With case studies from over twenty years each of 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.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Human remains (Archaeology)
Paleopathology.
Paleoanthropology.