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Bioarchaeology and Social Theory

Theory and Practice in the Bioarchaeology of Care

Authors: Tilley, Lorna

  • ​Only comprehensive book to explain the bioarchaeology of care, covering theoretical foundations and serving as a practical manual
  • Outlines a systematic approach for examining the collective and individual agency underlying sophisticated behaviour
  • Explains the Index of Care, the computer-based application designed to help the researcher to ‘think through’ the four stages of the bioarchaeology of care
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About this book

This book provides the first comprehensive introduction to, and explanation of, the theory and practice of the ‘bioarchaeology of care’, an original, fully theorised and contextualised case study-based approach designed to identify and interpret cases of care provision in prehistory.  The applied methodology comprises four stages of analysis, each building on the content of the preceding one(s), which provide the framework for this process.  Theory and Practice in the Bioarchaeology of Care is the primary source of information on this new approach and serves as a manual for its implementation. It elaborates the foundations on which the bioarchaeology of care is constructed; it leads the reader through the methodology; and it provides three detailed examples of prehistoric caregiving which illustrate how bioarchaeology of care analysis has the capacity to reveal aspects of past group and individual identity and lifeways which might otherwise have remained unknown.  

About the authors

Lorna Tilley is a latecomer to archaeology; she has a degree in psychology and experience in areas of health practice; health status and health outcomes assessment; and health policy development. Having completed a Graduate Diploma in archaeology and bioanthropology at the Australian National University, Canberra, in 2006, she submitted her doctoral dissertation, Towards a Bioarchaeology of Care: A contextualised approach for identifying and interpreting health-related care provision in prehistory, in early 2013.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introducing the Bioarchaeology of Care

    Tilley, Lorna

    Pages 1-11

  • Setting the Scene for a Bioarchaeology of Care

    Tilley, Lorna

    Pages 13-64

  • Context for a Bioarchaeology of Care

    Tilley, Lorna

    Pages 65-94

  • The Origins of Care

    Tilley, Lorna

    Pages 95-126

  • Agency, Identity and the Bioarchaeology of Care

    Tilley, Lorna

    Pages 127-152

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-18860-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-18859-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theory and Practice in the Bioarchaeology of Care
Authors
Series Title
Bioarchaeology and Social Theory
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-18860-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-18860-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-18859-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 319
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
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