The Foragers Of Point Hope

Author by : Charles E. Hilton
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Sixty years after their discovery, this is the first anthropological synthesis of the ancient Arctic foragers of Point Hope, Alaska.


Hunter Gatherer Adaptation And Resilience

Author by : Daniel H. Temple
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Explores the variety of ways in which hunter-gatherer societies have responded to external stressors while maintaining their core identity.


Reconstructing Mobility

Author by : Kristian J. Carlson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : Assembles a collection of experts to provide a current account of different approaches (e.g., traditional, comparative and experimental) being applied to study mobility. Moreover, the book aims to stimulate new theoretical perspectives that adopt a holistic view of the interaction among intrinsic (i.e. skeletal) and extrinsic (i.e. environmental) factors that influence differential expression of mobility. Since the environment undoubtedly impacts mobility of a wide variety of animals, insights into human mobility, as a concept, can be improved by extending approaches to investigating comparable environmental influences on mobility in animals in general. The book teases apart environmental effects that transcend typical categories (e.g., coastal versus inland, mountainous versus level, arboreal versus terrestrial). Such an approach, when coupled with a new emphasis on mobility as types of activities rather than activity levels, offers a fresh, insightful perspective on mobility and how it might affect the musculoskeletal system.


Technique And Application In Dental Anthropology

Author by : Joel D. Irish
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Bringing together a variety of accomplished dental researchers, this book covers a range of topics germane to the study of human and other primate teeth. The chapters encompass work on individuals to samples, ranging from prehistoric to modern times. The focus throughout the book is the methodology required for the study of modern dental anthropology, comprising the scientific methods in use today - ranging from simple observation to advanced computer-based analyses - which can be utilized by the reader in their own dental research. Originating from the 20th anniversary meeting of the Dental Anthropology Association, this is a valuable reference source for graduate students, academic researchers and professionals in the social and life sciences, as well as clinicians.


North Atlantic Right Whales

Author by : David W. Laist
Languange : en
Publisher by : JHU Press
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Description : The result is a single volume that offers a comprehensive understanding of North Atlantic right whales, the role they played in the many cultures that hunted them, and our modern attempts to help them recover.


A Companion To Biological Anthropology

Author by : Clark Spencer Larsen
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : An extensive overview of the rapidly growing field of biologicalanthropology; chapters are written by leading scholars who havethemselves played a major role in shaping the direction and scopeof the discipline. Extensive overview of the rapidly growing field of biologicalanthropology Larsen has created a who’s who of biologicalanthropology, with contributions from the leadingauthorities in the field Contributing authors have played a major role in shaping thedirection and scope of the topics they write about Offers discussions of current issues, controversies, and futuredirections within the area Presents coverage of the many recent innovations anddiscoveries that are transforming the subject


The Oxford Handbook Of Prehistoric Figurines

Author by : Timothy Insoll
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Figurines dating from prehistory have been found across the world but have never before been considered globally. The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Figurines is the first book to offer a comparative survey of this kind, bringing together approaches from across the landscape of contemporary research into a definitive resource in the field. The volume is comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible, with dedicated and fully illustrated chapters covering figurines from the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australasia and the Pacific laid out by geographical location and written by the foremost scholars in figurine studies; wherever prehistoric figurines are found they have been expertly described and examined in relation to their subject matter, form, function, context, chronology, meaning, and interpretation. Specific themes that are discussed by contributors include, for example, theories of figurine interpretation, meaning in processes and contexts of figurine production, use, destruction and disposal, and the cognitive and social implications of representation. Chronologically, the coverage ranges from the Middle Palaeolithic through to areas and periods where an absence of historical sources renders figurines "prehistoric" even though they might have been produced in the mid-2nd millennium AD, as in parts of sub-Saharan Africa. The result is a synthesis of invaluable insights into past thinking on the human body, gender, identity, and how the figurines might have been used, either practically, ritually, or even playfully.


The Oxford Handbook Of The Prehistoric Arctic

Author by : T. Max Friesen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : The North American Arctic was one of the last regions on Earth to be settled by humans, due to its extreme climate, limited range of resources, and remoteness from populated areas. Despite these factors, it holds a complex and lengthy history relating to Inuit, Inupiat, Inuvialuit, Yup'ik and Aleut peoples and their ancestors. The artifacts, dwellings, and food remains of these ancient peoples are remarkably well-preserved due to cold temperatures and permafrost, allowing archaeologists to reconstruct their lifeways with great accuracy. Furthermore, the combination of modern Elders' traditional knowledge with the region's high resolution ethnographic record allows past peoples' lives to be reconstructed to a level simply not possible elsewhere. Combined, these factors yield an archaeological record of global significance--the Arctic provides ideal case studies relating to issues as diverse as the impacts of climate change on human societies, the complex process of interaction between indigenous peoples and Europeans, and the dynamic relationships between environment, economy, social organization, and ideology in hunter-gatherer societies. In the The Oxford Handbook of the Prehistoric Arctic, each arctic cultural tradition is described in detail, with up-to-date coverage of recent interpretations of all aspects of their lifeways. Additional chapters cover broad themes applicable to the full range of arctic cultures, such as trade, stone tool technology, ancient DNA research, and the relationship between archaeology and modern arctic communities. The resulting volume, written by the region's leading researchers, contains by far the most comprehensive coverage of arctic archaeology ever assembled. "


An Exploration Of Prehistoric Ontologies In The Bering Strait Region

Author by : Feng Qu
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Description : This book introduces readers to the belief and symbolism present in the prehistoric art of the Bering Strait region. For about a century, the archaeology of this area has mainly focused on material, economic, and technological perspectives, leaving studies of prehistoric spirituality, religion, and cosmology to be under-conceptualized. This text questions the nature of materiality, and the relationship between it and spirituality. It employs an analytical and methodological approach located within the frameworks of practice theory and animist ontologies to open up thought-provoking avenues for interpretive possibility. This book also provides new knowledge about the prehistoric material culture of ancient Inuit people, and offers an assessment of contemporary archaeological theories, such as cognitive archaeology, structural archaeology, and shamanism theory, in order to examine the reliability of these theories in the studies of prehistoric art. According to the ontological trend which has constituted a powerful challenge to traditional nature/culture and body/mind dichotomies, this book reconsiders prehistoric Inuit cultures, providing an analysis of therianthropic motifs on prehistoric ivories to explore potential shamanism within ontological and cosmological structures.


Relational Engagements Of The Indigenous Americas

Author by : Melissa R. Baltus
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lexington Books
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Description : Relational Engagements of the Indigenous Americas critically examines our current understanding of relational theory and the ontological turn in archaeological studies of the pre-contact Americas.


A Companion To Dental Anthropology

Author by : Joel D. Irish
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Companion to Dental Anthropology presents a collection of original readings addressing all aspects and sub-disciplines of the field of dental anthropology—from its origins and evolution through to the latest scientific research. Represents the most comprehensive coverage of all sub-disciplines of dental anthropology available today Features individual chapters written by experts in their specific area of dental research Includes authors who also present results from their research through case studies or voiced opinions about their work Offers extensive coverage of topics relating to dental evolution, morphometric variation, and pathology


Primate Research And Conservation In The Anthropocene

Author by : Alison M. Behie
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : This book takes a new approach to understanding primate conservation research, adding a personal perspective to allow readers to learn what motivates those doing conservation work. When entering the field over a decade ago, many young primatologists were driven by evolutionary questions centered in behavioural ecology. However, given the current environment of cascading extinctions and increasing threats to primates we now need to ensure that primates remain in viable populations in the wild before we can simply engage in research in the context of pure behavioural ecology. This has changed the primary research aims of many primatologists and shifted our focus to conservation priorities, such as understanding the impacts of human activity, habitat conversion or climate change on primates. This book presents personal narratives alongside empirical research results and discussions of strategies used to stem the tide of extinction. It is a must-have for anyone interested in conservation research.


The Genetics Of African Populations In Health And Disease

Author by : Muntaser E. Ibrahim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : A pioneering work that focuses on the unique diversity of African genetics, offering insights into human biology and genetic approaches.


Studies In Forensic Biohistory

Author by : Christopher M. Stojanowski
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : The lives of kings, poets, authors, criminals and celebrities are a perpetual fascination in the media and popular culture, and for decades anthropologists and other scientists have participated in 'post-mortem dissections' of the lives of historical figures. In this field of biohistory, researchers have identified and analyzed these figures' bodies using technologies such as DNA fingerprinting, biochemical assays, and skeletal biology. This book brings together biohistorical case studies for the first time, and considers the role of the anthropologist in the writing of historical narratives surrounding the deceased. Contributors theorize biohistory with respect to the sociology of the body, examining the ethical implications of biohistorical work and the diversity of social theoretical perspectives that researchers' work may relate to. The volume defines scales of biohistorical engagement, providing readers with a critical sense of scale and the different paths to 'historical notoriety' that can emerge with respect to human remains.


Ethnoprimatology

Author by : Kerry M. Dore
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Ethnoprimatology, the combining of primatological and anthropological practice and the viewing of humans and other primates as living in integrated and shared ecological and social spaces, has become an increasingly popular approach to primate studies in the twenty-first century. Offering an insight into the investigation and documentation of human-nonhuman primate relations in the Anthropocene, this book guides the reader through the preparation, design, implementation, and analysis of an ethnoprimatological research project, offering practical examples of the vast array of methods and techniques at chapter level. With contributions from the world's leading experts in the field, Ethnoprimatology critically analyses current primate conservation efforts, outlines their major research questions, theoretical bases and methods, and tackles the challenges and complexities involved in mixed-methods research. Documenting the spectrum of current research in the field, it is an ideal volume for students and researchers in ethnoprimatology, primatology, anthropology, and conservation biology.


Evaluating Evidence In Biological Anthropology

Author by : Cathy Willermet
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : A critical assessment of how evidence in biological anthropology is discovered, collected and interpreted.


Models Of Obesity

Author by : Stanley J. Ulijaszek
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Taking a comparative approach, this book investigates the ways in which obesity and its susceptibilities are framed in science and policy and how they might work better. Providing a clear, authoritative voice on the debate, the author builds on early work to engage further in ecological and complexity thinking in obesity. Many of the models that have emerged since obesity became a population-level issue are examined, including the energy balance model, and models used to examine human body fatness from a range of perspectives including evolutionary, anthropological, environmental, and political viewpoints. The book is ideal for those working on, or interested in, obesity science, health policy, health economics, evolutionary medicine, medical sociology, nutrition and public health who want to understand the shifts that have taken place in obesity science, policy, and intervention in the past forty years.


Building Bones Bone Formation And Development In Anthropology

Author by : Christopher J. Percival
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Bone is the tissue most frequently recovered archaeologically and is the material most commonly studied by biological anthropologists, who are interested in how skeletons change shape during growth and across evolutionary time. This volume brings together a range of contemporary studies of bone growth and development to highlight how cross-disciplinary research and new methods can enhance our anthropological understanding of skeletal variation. The novel use of imaging techniques from developmental biology, advanced sequencing methods from genetics, and perspectives from evolutionary developmental biology improve our ability to understand the bases of modern human and primate variation. Animal models can also be used to provide a broad biological perspective to the systematic study of humans. This volume is a testament to the drive of anthropologists to understand biological and evolutionary processes that underlie changes in bone morphology and illustrates the continued value of incorporating multiple perspectives within anthropological inquiry.


Demography And Evolutionary Ecology Of The Hadza Hunter Gatherers

Author by : Nicholas Blurton Jones
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : A detailed study of the Hadza hunter-gatherers, examining ecological and demographical factors impacting upon the population.


The Dwarf And Mouse Lemurs Of Madagascar

Author by : Shawn M. Lehman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : The first ever reference book on the behaviour, physiology, conservation and biogeography of the dwarf and mouse lemurs of Madagascar.


Fossil Primates

Author by : Susan Cachel
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : A unique reconstruction of the paleobiology of fossil non-human primates and their key role in inferring evolutionary processes on earth.


Patterns Of Human Growth

Author by : Barry Bogin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Discusses the biocultural and evolutionary factors that direct growth, and intrinsic and extrinsic factors affecting individual development.


The Biodemography Of Subsistence Farming

Author by : James W. Wood
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Viewing the subsistence farm as primarily a 'demographic enterprise' to create and support a family, this book offers an integrated view of the demography and ecology of preindustrial farming. Taking an interdisciplinary perspective, it examines how traditional farming practices interact with demographic processes such as childbearing, death, and family formation. It includes topics such as household nutrition, physiological work capacity, health and resistance to infectious diseases, as well as reproductive performance and mortality. The book argues that the farming household is the most informative scale at which to study the biodemography and physiological ecology of preindustrial, non-commercial agriculture. It offers a balanced appraisal of the farming system, considering its strengths and limitations, as well as the implications of viewing it as a 'demographic enterprise' rather than an economic one. A valuable resource for graduate students and researchers in biological and physical anthropology, cultural anthropology, natural resource management, agriculture and ecology.


The Anthropology Of Modern Human Teeth

Author by : G. Richard Scott
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology
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Description : Complete guide to genetics, evolution, and variation in human tooth crown and root morphology in modern and fossil Homo sapiens.


The Missing Lemur Link

Author by : Ivan Norscia
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : A comparative study of lemurs in the context of shared ancestral links with both humans and primates.


The Backbone Of Europe

Author by : Richard H. Steckel
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Represents the largest recorded dataset based on human skeletal remains from archaeological sites across the continent of Europe.


Evolution Ecology And Conservation Of Lorises And Pottos

Author by : K. A. I. Nekaris
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : The first book to present the latest discoveries on the behaviour, ecology and evolutionary biology of lorises and pottos.


The Evolutionary Biology Of The Human Pelvis

Author by : Cara M. Wall-Scheffler
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Synthesizes and re-examines the evolution of the human pelvis, which sits at the interface between locomotion and childbirth.


Routledge Handbook Of Indigenous Peoples In The Arctic

Author by : Timo Koivurova
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This handbook brings together the expertise of Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars to offer a comprehensive overview of issues surrounding the well-being, self-determination and sustainability of Indigenous peoples in the Arctic. Offering multidisciplinary insights from leading figures, this handbook highlights Indigenous challenges, approaches and solutions to pressing issues in Arctic regions, such as a warming climate and the loss of biodiversity. It furthers our understanding of the Arctic experience by analyzing how people not only survive but thrive in the planet’s harshest climate through their innovation, ingenuity and agency to tackle rapidly changing environments and evolving political, social, economic and cultural conditions. The book is structured into three distinct parts that cover key topics in recent and future research with Indigenous Peoples in the Arctic. The first part examines the diversity of Indigenous peoples and their cultural expressions in the different Arctic states. It also focuses on the well-being of Indigenous peoples in the Arctic regions. The second part relates to the identities and livelihoods that Indigenous peoples in Arctic regions derive from the resources in their environments. This interconnection between resources and people’s identities underscores their entitlements to use their lands and resources. The third and final part provides insights into the political involvement of Indigenous peoples from local all the way to the international level and their right to self-determination and some of the recent related topics in this field. This book offers a novel contribution to Arctic studies, empowering Indigenous research for the future and rebuilding the image of Indigenous peoples as proactive participants, signaling their pivotal role in the co-production of knowledge. It will appeal to scholars and students of law, political sciences, geography, anthropology, Arctic studies and environmental studies, as well as policy-makers and professionals.


Skeletal Biology Of The Ancient Rapanui Easter Islanders

Author by : Vincent H. Stefan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : A succinct volume presenting current views of Rapanui prehistory, utilising biological evidence to modify existing archaeological and cultural anthropological preconceptions.