Bioarchaeology: The Contextual Analysis of Human Remains

1st Edition

Jane E Buikstra, Lane A Beck

Routledge
Published June 15, 2009
Reference - 628 Pages
ISBN 9781598744507 - CAT# Y287922

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Summary

The core subject matter of bioarchaeology is the lives of past peoples, interpreted anthropologically. Human remains, contextualized archaeologically and historically, form the unit of study. Integrative and frequently inter-disciplinary, bioarchaeology draws methods and theoretical perspectives from across the sciences and the humanities. Bioarchaeology: The Contextual Study of Human Remains focuses upon the contemporary practice of bioarchaeology in North American contexts, its accomplishments and challenges. Appendixes, a glossary and 150 page bibliography make the volume extremely useful for research and teaching.

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