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Identifying and Interpreting Animal Bones

Identifying and Interpreting Animal Bones

A Manual

  • Author: April M. Beisaw
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • ISBN: 1623490820
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 192
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Offering a field-tested analytic method for identifying faunal remains, along with helpful references, images, and examples of the most commonly encountered North American species, Identifying and Interpreting Animal Bones: A Manual provides an important new reference for students, avocational archaeologists, and even naturalists and wildlife enthusiasts. Using the basic principles outlined here, the bones of any vertebrate animal, including humans, can be identified and their relevance to common research questions can be better understood. Because the interpretation of archaeological sites depends heavily on the analysis of surrounding materials—soils, artifacts, and floral and faunal remains—it is important that non-human remains be correctly distinguished from human bones, that distinctions between domesticated and wild or feral animals be made correctly, and that evidence of the reasons for faunal remains in the site be recognized. But the ability to identify and analyze animal bones is a skill that is not easy to learn from a traditional textbook. In Identifying and Interpreting Animal Bones, veteran archaeologist and educator April Beisaw guides readers through the stages of identification and analysis with sample images and data, also illustrating how specialists make analytical decisions that allow for the identification of the smallest fragments of bone. Extensive additional illustrative material, from the author’s own collected assemblages and from those in the Archaeological Analytical Research Facility at Binghamton University in New York, are also available in the book’s online supplement. There, readers can view and interact with images to further understanding of the principles explained in the text.

Animal bones in Australian archaeology

Animal bones in Australian archaeology

A field guide to common native and introduced species

  • Author: Melanie Fillios,Natalie Blake
  • Publisher: Sydney University Press
  • ISBN: 1743324332
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 189
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Zooarchaeology has emerged as a powerful way of reconstructing the lives of past societies. Through the analysis of animal bones found on a site, zooarchaeologists can uncover important information on the economy, trade, industry, diet, and other fascinating facts about the people who lived there. Animal bones in Australian archaeology is an introductory bone identification manual written for archaeologists working in Australia. This field guide includes 16 species commonly encountered in both Indigenous and historical sites. Using diagrams and flow charts, it walks the reader step-by-step through the bone identification process. Combining practical and academic knowledge, the manual also provides an introductory insight into zooarchaeological methodology and the importance of zooarchaeological research in understanding human behaviour through time.

Forensic Odontology

Forensic Odontology

Principles and Practice

  • Author: Thomas J. David,Jim Lewis
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 0128052856
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 338
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Forensic Odontology: Principles and Practice details the aspects necessary to become an accomplished forensic odontologist, including an illustration of the skills necessary to become an expert witness. The book is ideal for both the experienced and novice forensic odontologist, covering many fields of expertise, including civil and criminal matters. The civil side involves standard of care and personal injury matters, while the criminal side involves not only dental identification, but management of mass fatality incidents, age assessment, child and elder abuse, and bitemark analysis. Provides a comprehensive review of forensic odontology, including the skills necessary to become a competent expert witness Covers the fields of forensic odontology, the basic skills, legal aspects, legal precedents, report writing and expert witness testimony Includes numerous illustrations, including charts and graphs, along with B&W and color images

Zooarchaeology in Practice

Zooarchaeology in Practice

Case Studies in Methodology and Interpretation in Archaeofaunal Analysis

  • Author: Christina M. Giovas,Michelle J. LeFebvre
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319647636
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 331
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Zooarchaeology in Practice unites depth of treatment with broad topical coverage to advance methodological discussion and development in archaeofaunal analysis. Through case studies, historical accounts, and technical reviews authored by leading figures in the field, the volume examines how zooarchaeological data and interpretation are shaped by its methods of practice and explores the impact of these effects at varying levels of investigation. Contributing authors draw on geographically and taxonomically diverse datasets, providing instructive approaches to problems in traditional and emerging areas of methodological concern. Readers, from specialists to students, will gain an extensive, sophisticated look at important disciplinary issues that are sure to provoke critical reflection on the nature and importance of sound methodology. With implications for how archaeologists reconstruct human behavior and paleoecology, and broader relevance to fields such as paleontology and conservation biology, Zooarchaeology in Practice makes an enduring contribution to the methodological advancement of the discipline.

The Osteology of Infants and Children

The Osteology of Infants and Children

  • Author: Brenda J. Baker,Tosha L. Dupras,Matthew W. Tocheri
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • ISBN: 9781585444656
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 188
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Most archaeologists and bioarchaeologists receive little or no training in the recognition of skeletal remains of fetuses, infants, and children. Yet many research sites may contain such materials. Without a framework for identifying the bones or the excavation techniques suited to their recovery, archaeologists may often overlook subadult skeletal remains or even confuse them with animal bones. The Osteology of Infants and Children fills the need for a field and lab manual on this important topic and provides a supplemental textbook for human osteology courses. Focusing on juvenile skeletons, their recovery and identification, and siding in both field and lab settings, the volume provides basic descriptions and careful illustrations of each skeletal element at varying stages of development, along with sections on differentiation from other bones and siding tips. The book offers detailed treatment of the skull and teeth, including the cranial vault and facial bones, and examines the infracranial skeleton: vertebrae, pelvis, chest, shoulders, arms, hands, legs, and feet. A quick reference guide explains age estimation and identification templates. The illustrations are enhanced by photographs from two recent archaeology projects in Egypt, at Abydos and Dakhleh Oasis. The extensive collection of fetal and child remains from these sites provides new reference material unavailable in previous publications, making this manual an unparalleled resource in the field of physical anthropology.

Man & Environment

Man & Environment

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Geology
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Arkansas Archeological Survey Research Series

Arkansas Archeological Survey Research Series

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Arkansas
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Caddoan Saltmakers in the Ouachita Valley

Caddoan Saltmakers in the Ouachita Valley

The Hardman Site

  • Author: Ann M. Early
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 247
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The Florida Anthropologist

The Florida Anthropologist

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Anthropology
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Contains papers of the Annual Conference on Historic Site Archeology.

Introduction to Forensic Anthropology

Introduction to Forensic Anthropology

A Textbook

  • Author: Steven N. Byers
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 476
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Current, one-of-a-kind,comprehensive coverage of all the major topics in the field of forensic anthropology presented with accuracy, intensity, and clarity Methodology and protocol of forensic anthropology. Anyone who wishes to understand the methodology and procedures of forensic anthropology.