Manuals in Archaeological Method, Theory and Technique

Bioarchaeology

An Integrated Approach to Working with Human Remains

Authors: Martin, Debra L., Harrod, Ryan P., Pérez, Ventura R.

  • Integrates theory, method, and field research to present a comprehensive picture of Bioarchaeology as a field
  • Addresses ethical concerns and NAGPRA in a straightforward and clear manner
  • Demonstrates Bioarchaological methods from the field site to the lab, to data interpretation
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About this Textbook

Bioarchaeology is the analysis of human remains within an interpretative framework that includes contextual information. This comprehensive and much-needed manual provides both a starting point and a reference for archaeologists, bioarchaeologists and others working in this integrative field. The authors cover a range of bioarchaeological methods and theory including:

Ethical issues involved in dealing with human remains

Theoretical approaches in bioarchaeology

Techniques in taphonomy and bone analysis

Lab and forensic techniques for skeletal analysis

Best practices for excavation techniques

Special applications in bioarchaeology

With case studies from 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.

About the authors

Debra L. Martin is the Lincy Professor of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She directs a graduate program in bioarchaeology.

Ryan Harrod is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and an instructor at College of Southern Nevada.

Ventura R. Pèrez is assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The Practice of Bioarchaeology

    Martin, Debra L. (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • An Ethos for Bioarchaeologists

    Martin, Debra L. (et al.)

    Pages 23-55

  • Formulating Research Projects Involving Human Remains

    Martin, Debra L. (et al.)

    Pages 57-92

  • Best Practices: Excavation Guidelines and Taphonomic Considerations

    Martin, Debra L. (et al.)

    Pages 93-116

  • The Mortuary Component and Human Remains

    Martin, Debra L. (et al.)

    Pages 117-150

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Hardcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9066-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bioarchaeology
Book Subtitle
An Integrated Approach to Working with Human Remains
Authors
Series Title
Manuals in Archaeological Method, Theory and Technique
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-6378-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-6378-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-6377-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-2119-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9066-2
Series ISSN
1571-5752
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 262
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