Human Bones in Archaeology
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By (author) A. J. Stirland
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Human Bones in Archaeology by A. J. Stirland
Book DescriptionEnvironmental archaeology is is the study of the physical environment in which people lived and includes the study of soils, food sources and animal bones. It also includes the study of the people themselves, from their skeletal remains. This is known as physical anthropology and, like any other aspect of environmental archaeology, is very specialised. This book describes in simple terms the various procedures used by the specialist. The effects of different burial conditions and rituals on the bones are explained, and ways of excavation and treatment are suggested. The human skeleton is described, as are methods of recording and analysis. The effects of accident and disease on the skeleton are included, and examples from various groups of skeletons are discussed. The numerous illustrations show the reader what to look for, and a comprehensive reading list is included. About the authorDr Ann Stirland is a freelance consultant anthropologist and palaeopathologist who lectures to a wide range of audiences about her work and has studied many groups of skeletons.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780747804123
(210mm x 149mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 30-Apr-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - A. J. Stirland
Dr. Ann Stirland, a consultant anthropologist and palaeopathologist, studied in America, at Leicester University, and at University College London. She has worked on many groups of burials, including those from the Tudor warship Mary Rose.
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