Research Methods in Human Skeletal Biology

Research Methods in Human Skeletal Biology
Author: Elizabeth A. DiGangi,Megan K. Moore
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0123851890
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Methods in Human Skeletal Biology Book Excerpt:

Research Methods in Human Skeletal Biology serves as the one location readers can go to not only learn how to conduct research in general, but how research is specifically conducted within human skeletal biology. It outlines the current types of research being conducted within each sub-specialty of skeletal biology, and gives the reader the tools to set up a research project in skeletal biology. It also suggests several ideas for potential projects. Each chapter has an inclusive bibliography, which can serve as a good jumpstart for project references. Provides a step-by-step guide to conducting research in human skeletal biology Covers diverse topics (sexing, aging, stature and ancestry estimation) and new technologies (histology, medical imaging, and geometric morphometrics) Excellent accompaniment to existing forensic anthropology or osteology works

E Study Guide For Research Methods in Human Skeletal Biology by Elizabeth A DiGangi ISBN 9780123851895

E Study Guide For  Research Methods in Human Skeletal Biology by Elizabeth A  DiGangi  ISBN 9780123851895
Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publsiher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Total Pages: 57
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN: 9781478432104
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

E Study Guide For Research Methods in Human Skeletal Biology by Elizabeth A DiGangi ISBN 9780123851895 Book Excerpt:

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Studyguide for Research Methods in Human Skeletal Biology by Digangi Elizabeth A

Studyguide for Research Methods in Human Skeletal Biology by Digangi  Elizabeth A
Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publsiher: Cram101
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2013-05
ISBN: 9781478471400
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again Includes all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides gives all of the outlines, highlights, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanies: 9780872893795. This item is printed on demand.

Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton

Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton
Author: M. Anne Katzenberg,Shelley R. Saunders
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 680
Release: 2011-09-23
ISBN: 1118211650
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton Book Excerpt:

"This book is virtually required reading for biological anthropologists and will be a useful, up-to-date primer on osteological analyses for a wider audience." —The Quarterly Review of Biology, March 2009 "… a comprehensive guide to the ever-changing discipline of physical anthropology… provides an in depth introduction to human skeletal biology. The structure of the book makes it easy for the reader to follow the progression of the field of human skeletal biology." —PaleoAnthropology, 2009 Issue The First Edition of Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton is the market-leading reference and textbook on the scientific analysis of human skeletal remains recovered from archaeological sites. Now, featuring scores of new or thoroughly revised content, this Second Edition provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the topic available. Like the previous edition, this Second Edition is organized into five parts with contributing chapters written by experts in the field of human skeletal biology: Part One covers theory and application; Part Two discusses morphological analyses of bone, teeth, and age changes; Part Three reviews prehistoric health and disease; Part Four examines chemical and genetic analysis of hard tissues; and Part Five closes with coverage of quantitative methods and population studies. Each chapter includes a review of recent studies, descriptions of analytical techniques and underlying assumptions, theory, methodological advances, and speculation about future research. New or thoroughly revised content includes: Techniques in the analysis of human skeletal and dental remains Extensive coverage of new technologies, including modern morphometric techniques Advances in the field of forensic anthropology Enhanced discussion of ethical terms regarding the study of aboriginal peoples' remains where those people are no longer the dominant culture This book serves as an indispensable research guide to biological anthropologists, osteologists, paleoanthropologists, and archaeologists. Now with a stronger focus on teaching complex material to students, this revised edition provides enhanced case studies and discussions for future directions, making it an invaluable textbook for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in biological anthropology and forensic anthropology programs.

The Skeletal Biology of Past Peoples

The Skeletal Biology of Past Peoples
Author: Shelley R. Saunders,M. Anne Katzenberg
Publsiher: Wiley-Liss
Total Pages: 265
Release: 1992-03-24
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Skeletal Biology of Past Peoples Book Excerpt:

A systematic compilation of the latest analytical and methodological approaches to prehistoric hard tissue analysis. Offers an in-depth explanation of rapid advances in the development of new analytical techniques such as computer axial tomography, scanning electron microscopy and computer simulation.

Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton

Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton
Author: M. Anne Katzenberg,Shelley R. Saunders
Publsiher: Wiley-Liss
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2000-04-27
ISBN: 9780471316169
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton Book Excerpt:

The biology of prehistoric and early historic peoples is studied largely through the analysis of hard tissue. Fascinating changes have occurred in the analysis of human skeletal and dental remains over the past few years for various reasons. Factors such as new technology, advances in the field of forensic anthropology, and heightened ethical concerns regarding the study of aboriginal peoples' remains where those people are no longer the dominant culture have emerged as significant themes for research and are examined in this comprehensive book. Organized into five parts with contributing chapters written by experts in the field of human skeletal biology, Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton delves into a variety of areas unique to literature. Part One covers theory and application, which leads to Part Two's discussion of morphological analyses of bone, teeth, and age changes. Following in Part Three are reviews of prehistoric health and disease. Part Four examines chemical and genetic analyses of hard tissues, and Part Five closes with coverage of quantitative methods and population studies. Such in-depth topics as how humans have regarded the dead over time and across cultures, the ethics of skeletal research, and the contributions and advances in research analysis are essential elements contained within this book. Other subjects covered are: * Dental morphology, highlighting new methods of characterizing tooth size and shape * Recent investigations of microstructural growth markers in dental tissues * Studies based on gross observations of bones, gross observations of teeth, and microscopic studies * Bone structure at the histological level and the factors that account for variation * Stable isotope analysis, trace element analysis, and the extraction and amplification of ancient DNA * Plus many other topics that contain the common thread of determining information about past peoples from their skeletal and dental remains Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton covers a scope of major topics in human skeletal biology and will be an indispensable research guide to biological anthropologists, osteologists, paleoanthropologists, and archaeologists.

Atlas of Human Cranial Macromorphoscopic Traits

Atlas of Human Cranial Macromorphoscopic Traits
Author: Joseph T. Hefner,Kandus C. Linde
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2018-08-02
ISBN: 012814386X
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atlas of Human Cranial Macromorphoscopic Traits Book Excerpt:

Atlas of Human Cranial Macromorphoscopic Traits synthesizes macromorphoscopic traits and their analysis in an accessible manner, providing detailed descriptions and examples of the various character state manifestations intended for use in classrooms, laboratories, and in the field. The volume begins with an outline of the macromorphoscopic dataset, its history, recent modifications to the historical approach, and recent technological and analytical advances. Additional sections cover Nomenclature, Gross Anatomy, Function, Methodology, Line Drawings, Detailed Definitions, Multiple High-resolution Photographs, and Population Variation Data from the Macromorphoscopic Databank (MaMD). The volume concludes with a chapter outlining the statistical analysis of macromorphoscopic data and a summary of the computer programs and reference databases available to forensic anthropologists for the analysis of these data. Provides detailed descriptions, illustrations and high-resolution images of various character state manifestations of seventeen macromorphoscopic traits Applies to both forensic and bioarcheological research Written by the foremost expert on macromorphoscopic trait analysis and estimation of ancestry in forensic anthropology

Skeletal Biology of the Ancient Rapanui Easter Islanders

Skeletal Biology of the Ancient Rapanui  Easter Islanders
Author: Vincent H. Stefan,George W. Gill
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-01-07
ISBN: 1316462439
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Skeletal Biology of the Ancient Rapanui Easter Islanders Book Excerpt:

Disseminating what is currently known about the skeletal biology of the ancient Rapanui and placing it within the wider context of Polynesian skeletal variation, this volume is the culmination of over thirty years of research into the remotely inhabited Easter Island. Compiling osteological data deriving from Rapanui skeletal remains into one succinct analysis, this book demonstrates how the application of modern skeletal biology research techniques can effectively be employed to address questions of human population origins and microevolution. Craniometrics and DNA analysis are used to provide indications as to Rapanui ancestral lineage. Evidence is presented in a user-friendly manner to allow researchers and graduates to critically analyse the current knowledge of prehistoric Rapanui skeletal variation. An important resource providing valuable evidence from human biology that modifies earlier archaeological and cultural anthropological views, this book will stimulate further research into the Rapanui.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY VOL 103 NO 1 MAY 1997

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY  VOL  103  NO  1  MAY 1997
Author: EMOKE SZATHMARY
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY VOL 103 NO 1 MAY 1997 Book Excerpt:

Osteobiographies

Osteobiographies
Author: Susan Pfeiffer
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2021-11-18
ISBN: 012823881X
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Osteobiographies Book Excerpt:

Osteobiographies: The Discovery, Interpretation and Repatriation of Human Remains contextualizes repatriation, or the transfer of authority for human skeletal remains from the perspective of bioarchaelogists and evolutionary biologists. It approaches repatriation from a global perspective, touching upon the most well-known Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) legislation of the United States, while also covering Canada and African countries. The book focuses on the stories behind human skeletons, analyzing their biological factors to determine evolution patterns. Sections present an overview of anatomy, genomics, and stable isotopes from dietary and environmental factors, and how to identify these in skeletal remains. The book then goes on to discuss European-origin, North American, and African paleopathology, ancient DNA links, and cultural issues and implications around repatriation. It concludes with case studies to show how information from archaeologically derived skeletons is vital to understanding human evolution and provide respectful histories behind the remains. Offers novel research and perspectives on the importance of skeletal remains on a global scale Identifies and distinguishes how genomics, biological factors and burial methods can be used to track human evolution through bones Addresses cultural differences over the human remains movement and repatriation, specifically between Europe and Africa

Sex Estimation of the Human Skeleton

Sex Estimation of the Human Skeleton
Author: Alexandra R. Klales
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2020-05-30
ISBN: 0128157682
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex Estimation of the Human Skeleton Book Excerpt:

Sex Estimation of the Human Skeleton is a comprehensive work on the theory, methods, and current issues for sexing human skeletal remains. This work provides practitioners a starting point for research and practice on sex estimation to assist with the identification and analysis of human remains. It contains a collection of the latest scientific research, using metric and morphological methods, and contains case studies, where relevant, to highlight methodological application to real cases. This volume presents a truly comprehensive representation of the current state of sex estimation while also detailing the history and how we got to this point. Divided into three main sections, this reference text first provides an introduction to the book and to sex estimation overall, including a history, practitioner preferences, and a deeper understanding of biological sex. The second section addresses the main methodological areas used to estimate sex, including metric and morphological methods, statistical applications, and software. Each chapter topic provides a review of older techniques and emphasizes the latest research and methodological improvements. Chapters are written by practicing physical anthropologists and also include their latest research on the topics, as well as relevant case studies. The third section addresses current considerations and future directions for sex estimation in forensic and bioarchaeological contexts, including DNA, secular change, and medical imaging Sex Estimation of the Human Skeleton is a one-of-a-kind resource for those involved in estimating the sex of human skeletal remains. Provides the first comprehensive text reference on sex estimation, with historical perspectives and current best practices Contains real case studies to underscore key estimation concepts Demonstrates the changing role of technology in sex estimation

Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton

Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton
Author: M. Anne Katzenberg,Shelley R. Saunders
Publsiher: Wiley-Liss
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2008-04-07
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton Book Excerpt:

Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton covers a scope of major topics in human skeletal biology and will be an indispensable research guide to biological anthropologists, osteologists, paleoanthropologists, and archaeologists. But the new, second edition also addresses the need to teach this complex material to a steadily growing population of senior graduates and graduate students. Thus while bolstering the original goal of conveying the excitement of the research to students, the new edition also provides enhanced case examples and discussions for future directions that will make it even more useful in teaching and classroom situations.

Methods in Human Growth Research

Methods in Human Growth Research
Author: Roland C. Hauspie,Noël Cameron,Luciano Molinari
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 399
Release: 2004-06-24
ISBN: 9781139451680
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Methods in Human Growth Research Book Excerpt:

In order to gain an understanding of the dynamics of human individual and average growth patterns it is essential that the right methods are selected. There are a variety of methods available to analyse individual growth patterns, to estimate variation in different growth measures in populations and to relate genetic and environmental factors to individual and average growth. This volume provides an overview of modern techniques for the assessment and collection of growth data and methods of analysis for individual and population growth data. The book contains the basic mathematical and statistical tools required to understand the concepts of the methods under discussion and worked examples of analyses, but it is neither a mathematical treatise, nor a recipe book for growth data analysis. Aimed at junior and senior researchers involved in the analysis of human growth data, this book will be an essential reference for anthropologists, auxologists and paediatricians.

Advances in Human Palaeopathology

Advances in Human Palaeopathology
Author: Ron Pinhasi,Simon Mays
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Human Palaeopathology Book Excerpt:

This volume presents a truly integrated methodological and biocultural approach to the expanding discipline of human palaeopathology. The book provides researchers and practitioners with a comprehensive guide to the main methods and techniques that are currently available for studying diseases and related conditions from human skeletal remains. It also describes the ways in which these methods can be applied to the reconstruction of health and disease in the past. The first part of the book deals with the survival of palaeopathological evidence and provides an up-to-date account of some of the latest techniques for studying disease in ancient remains. These include imaging techniques, such as radiography and CT scanning, and biochemical and histological analyses. Part two discusses the diagnosis and interpretation of particular classes of disease. The emphasis here is on what can be learnt by taking a biocultural or holistic approach to the study of disease frequencies at a population level. Combines theoretical, methodological and diagnostic aspects with key biocultural approaches. Includes overviews of the latest applicable techniques from molecular biology, biochemistry, histopathology and medical imaging. Written by an international team of experts. This book is an invaluable resource for biological anthropologists and archaeologists who study health and disease in past populations. It is also of interest to medical researchers dealing with epidemiological, diagnostic and pathophysiological aspects of diseases, who need a perspective upon the ways in which particular diseases affected earlier generations. Praise from the reviews: “… This book offers an impressive amount of information for both students and more advanced researchers. Its value lies in the vast expertise the contributors have to offer, with all of them being experts with long-standing careers in their respective fields, as well as the geographical distribution of examples that are given to illustrate specific diseases… outstanding and it truly is an important resource for anyone interested in palaeopathology.” PALEOPATHOLOGY NEWSLETTER “The strengths of the book are numerous, but I am especially impressed with the clarity of presentation… I strongly recommend the book, and plan on using it in my classes as assigned reading to emphasize the very complex nature of diagnosis and its essential role of providing baseline information for interpreting health profiles of ancient populations.” THE QUARTERLY REVIEW OF BIOLOGY “It may be asked if we really need yet another book on paleopathology, especially because there are many acclaimed sources available. In this case, the answer must be a resounding ‘‘Yes!’’…Visually and textually, this volume is of exceptional value for guiding future generations of paleopathologists.” AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY "Pinhasi and Mays have produced an excellent, balanced compilation that reflects what is currently happening in paleopathology research and that nicely addresses paleopathology as both discipline and tool, highlighting technical advanced and schooling us on how disease manifests in the human skeleton. This is valuable resource that students and professionals interested in human paloepathology should consider adding to their libraries." AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN BIOLOGY

Arkansas Archeological Survey Research Series

Arkansas Archeological Survey Research Series
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Arkansas
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Skeleton Keys

Skeleton Keys
Author: Jeffrey H. Schwartz
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 362
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Skeleton Keys Book Excerpt:

This new textbook of human osteology focuses on both classroom and laboratory studies and field situations that physical anthropologists, archaeologists, and forensic pathologists routinely encounter. Schwarz has incorporated much more basic morphology in his text than is found in other osteology texts, presenting bone morphology in a developmental and systematic context. In addition to descriptive chapters on all components of the skeleton, the text examines human sexual dimorphism, age determination techniques, and the impacts of disease and injury on identification.

Social Bioarchaeology

Social Bioarchaeology
Author: Sabrina C. Agarwal,Bonnie A. Glencross
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2011-03-21
ISBN: 9781444390520
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Bioarchaeology Book Excerpt:

Illustrates new methodological directions in analyzing human social and biological variation Offers a wide array of research on past populations around the globe Explains the central features of bioarchaeological research by key researchers and established experts around the world

American Journal of Physical Anthropology May 1995 Volume 97 Number 1

American Journal of Physical Anthropology May 1995 Volume 97 Number 1
Author: The AMerican Association of Physical Anthropologists
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Journal of Physical Anthropology May 1995 Volume 97 Number 1 Book Excerpt:

American Journal of PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

American Journal of PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Journal of PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY Book Excerpt:

American Journal of Physical Anthropology

American Journal of Physical Anthropology
Author: Wistar institute of anatomy and biology (Philadelphie, Pa).,American association of physical anthropologists
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Journal of Physical Anthropology Book Excerpt: