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Human Bones in Archaeology

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ISBN-10: 0747804125

ISBN-13: 9780747804123

Edition: 2nd 1999

Authors: Ann Stirland

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Environmental archaeology is is the study of the physical environment in which people lived and includes the study of soils, food sources and animal bones. It also includes the study of the people themselves, from their skeletal remains. This is known as physical anthropology and, like any other aspect of environmental archaeology, is very specialised. This book describes in simple terms the various procedures used by the specialist. The effects of different burial conditions and rituals on the bones are explained, and ways of excavation and treatment are suggested. The human skeleton is described, as are methods of recording and analysis. The effects of accident and disease on the skeleton…    
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Book details

List price: $13.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 3/4/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 64
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.220
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Burial Conditions and Preservation; The Dating and Treatment of Bones
The Identification of Bones
Recording, Measurement and Primary Data
Further Reading
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