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INED Population Studies

Handbook of Palaeodemography

Authors: Seguy, Isabelle, Buchet, Luc

  • With the contributions of Henri Caussinus, Université de Toulouse, and Daniel Courgeau, INED, France 
  • Offers new research perspectives in paleodemography
  • Provides means to retrace the living conditions of past populations
  • Practical manual for anthropologists and archaeologists for interpreting ancient bones in demographic terms ​
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About this book

This book examines methods for linking osteo-archaeological data with historical and environmental sources to shed light on the living conditions of past populations. Covering all time periods from prehistory to the 20th century, it aims to construct models that capture plausible demographic dynamics from highly fragmentary evidence.

Starting from the known in order to explore the unknown, this book presents a historical view of methods used in the past and present as well as proposes original ones. The paleodemographic methods presented in this handbook have been tested on anthropological and archaeological data and can easily be applied.

This manual represents a fruitful collaboration between historical demographers and anthropological archaeologists who, with the help of mathematicians and statisticians, detail research that opens an important historical dimension to the discipline. Written in a readily understandable manner, it serves as an ideal resource for those wishing to interpret ancient bones in demographic terms.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Séguy, Isabelle (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Epistemology of the Discipline

    Séguy, Isabelle (et al.)

    Pages 13-30

  • The Osteological Data

    Séguy, Isabelle (et al.)

    Pages 31-51

  • Establishing a Reference Population

    Séguy, Isabelle (et al.)

    Pages 53-81

  • Age at Death: Current Approaches and Methods

    Séguy, Isabelle (et al.)

    Pages 85-98

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eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
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Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01552-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 14, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34814-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Palaeodemography
Authors
Series Title
INED Population Studies
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01553-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01553-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01552-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34814-8
Series ISSN
2214-2452
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 329
Number of Illustrations and Tables
78 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Original French edition published by the INED, Paris, 2011.
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