Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Debra L. Martin, Ryan P. Harrod, Ventura R. Pérez
    Pages 1-21
  3. Debra L. Martin, Ryan P. Harrod, Ventura R. Pérez
    Pages 23-55
  4. Debra L. Martin, Ryan P. Harrod, Ventura R. Pérez
    Pages 57-92
  5. Debra L. Martin, Ryan P. Harrod, Ventura R. Pérez
    Pages 93-116
  6. Debra L. Martin, Ryan P. Harrod, Ventura R. Pérez
    Pages 117-150
  7. Debra L. Martin, Ryan P. Harrod, Ventura R. Pérez
    Pages 151-172
  8. Debra L. Martin, Ryan P. Harrod, Ventura R. Pérez
    Pages 173-197
  9. Debra L. Martin, Ryan P. Harrod, Ventura R. Pérez
    Pages 199-211
  10. Debra L. Martin, Ryan P. Harrod, Ventura R. Pérez
    Pages 213-238
  11. Debra L. Martin, Ryan P. Harrod, Ventura R. Pérez
    Pages 239-254
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 255-262

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Archaeological Method NAGPRA Osteology Physical Anthropology Sketal analysis

Authors and affiliations

  • Debra L. Martin
    • 1
  • Ryan P. Harrod
    • 2
  • Ventura R. Pérez
    • 3
  1. 1., Department of AnthropologyUniversity of NevadaLas VegasUSA
  2. 2., Department of AnthropologyUniversity of NevadaLas VegasUSA
  3. 3.Dept. AnthropologyUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6378-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-6377-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-6378-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-5752
  • About this book