Recent Advances in Palaeodemography

This book has been developed from a core of papers selected for the paleodemographic session of the 25th World Population Congress (July 2005, Tours, France).

Author: Jean-Pierre Bocquet-Appel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402064241

Category: Social Science

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This book has been developed from a core of papers selected for the paleodemographic session of the 25th World Population Congress (July 2005, Tours, France). It covers recent paleodemographic innovations, in terms of data, techniques and the detection of patterns making it possible to highlight hitherto unknown prehistoric demographic processes.
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Recent Advances in Palaeodemography

This book has been developed from a core of papers selected for the paleodemographic session of the 25th World Population Congress (July 2005, Tours, France).

Author: Jean-Pierre Bocquet-Appel

Publisher: Springer Verlag

ISBN: 1402064233

Category: History

Page: 294

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The written data used by demographers essentially cover the last five centuries. Since Homo Ergaster moved out of Africa around 1.8 million years ago and until the sub-contemporary periods, there is no data allowing us to reconstruct a demographic history that can be interpreted with the traditional tools of demography. If we want to be able to tackle demographic issues over a long evolutionary duration, trying to reconstitute our human demographic history and thinking out and testing macro-demographic theories, we need to draw on sources other than written data and on techniques other than those commonly used by demographers. This necessarily means using information of every kind, from archaeology, physical anthropology, paleontology, primatology or genetics, along with relevant models of interpretation. This book has been developed from a core of papers selected for the paleodemographic session of the 25th World Population Congress (July 2005, Tours, France). It covers recent paleodemographic innovations, in terms of data, techniques and the detection of patterns making it possible to highlight hitherto unknown prehistoric demographic processes.
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Handbook of Palaeodemography

Analysis and implications for palaeodemography and humans origins. In J.-P. Bocquet-Appel (Ed.), Recent Advances in palaeodemography.

Author: Isabelle Séguy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783319015538

Category: Social Science

Page: 329

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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.
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Recent Advances in Ageing and Sexing Animal Bones

Transition analysis: a new method for estimating age from skeletons, pp. 73–106 in Hoppa, R. D. and Vaupel, J. W. (eds), Paleodemography: age distributions ...

Author: Deborah Ruscillo

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781785700453

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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This volume in the ICAZ series deals with the technical advances made over the last twenty years in the field of ageing and sexing animal bones. The analysis of ancient DNA holds great possibilities for sexing certain faunal assemblages (though by no means all), which is an urgent issue in the study of hunting and animal husbandry. It can be assumed that our forebears used more subtle taxonomic criteria than we do today, and it is important therefore that we are able to recognise traits that will allow for more accurate classification in terms of calendar age or sex. The eighteen papers in this book examine the state of research for various techniques of age/sex determination and assess potential future development.
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Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton

Recent Advances in Palaeodemography. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 119–141. Manifold BM. 2013. Intrinsic and extrinsic factors involved in the preservation of ...

Author: M. Anne Katzenberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119151623

Category: Social Science

Page: 680

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An Indispensable Resource on Advanced Methods of Analysis of Human Skeletal and Dental Remains in Archaeological and Forensic Contexts Now in its third edition, Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton has become a key reference for bioarchaeologists, human osteologists, and paleopathologists throughout the world. It builds upon basic skills to provide the foundation for advanced scientific analyses of human skeletal remains in cultural, archaeological, and theoretical contexts. This new edition features updated coverage of topics including histomorphometry, dental morphology, stable isotope methods, and ancient DNA, as well as a number of new chapters on paleopathology. It also covers bioarchaeological ethics, taphonomy and the nature of archaeological assemblages, biomechanical analyses of archaeological human skeletons, and more. Fully updated and revised with new material written by leading researchers in the field Includes many case studies to demonstrate application of methods of analysis Offers valuable information on contexts, methods, applications, promises, and pitfalls Covering the latest advanced methods and techniques for analyzing skeletal and dental remains from archaeological discoveries, Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton is a trusted text for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals in human osteology, bioarchaeology, and paleopathology.
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Human Osteology

Bocquet-Appel, J.-P. (Ed.) (2008) Recent advances in palaeodemography: Data, ... Current methods and tools used in paleodemography are explored through ...

Author: Tim D. White

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080920853

Category: Medical

Page: 688

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A classic in its field, Human Osteology has been used by students and professionals through nearly two decades. Now revised and updated for a third edition, the book continues to build on its foundation of detailed photographs and practical real-world application of science. New information, expanded coverage of existing chapters, and additional supportive photographs keep this book current and valuable for both classroom and field work. Osteologists, archaeologists, anatomists, forensic scientists and paleontologists will all find practical information on accurately identifying, recovering, and analyzing and reporting on human skeletal remains and on making correct deductions from those remains. From the world renowned and bestselling team of osteologist Tim D. White, Michael T. Black and photographer Pieter A. Folkens Includes hundreds of exceptional photographs in exquisite detail showing the maximum amount of anatomical information Features updated and expanded coverage including forensic damage to bone and updated case study examples Presents life sized images of skeletal parts for ease of study and reference
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Bioarchaeology

Paleodemography: Age distributions from skeletal samples. ... In J.-P. Bocquet-Appel (Ed.), Recent advances in palaeodemography: Data, techniques, ...

Author: Debra L. Martin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461463788

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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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.
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Muge 150th

The palaeodemography of central Portugal and the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition, in: Bouquet-Appel, J.P. (Ed.), Recent advances in paleodemography: data, ...

Author: Nuno Bicho

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443884167

Category: Kitchen-middens

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Muge 150th: The 150th Anniversary of the Discovery of Mesolithic Shellmiddens is organized into two volumes. This first volume focuses on the Mesolithic structures of the Muge and Sado Valleys, with a total of 27 chapters. These contributions cover a wide range of archaeological and anthropological themes, including a general synthesis on the current state of specific topics including the use of isotopes in diet determination and migration; settlement and subsistence; technology; plant use; burial practices; social complexity; and research history.
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Finding the Limits of the Limes

... J-P (ed) (2008) Recent advances in paleodemography: data, techniques, patterns. ... In: Séguy I, Buchet L (eds) Handbook of palaeodemography.

Author: Philip Verhagen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030045760

Category: Social Science

Page: 337

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This open access book demonstrates the application of simulation modelling and network analysis techniques in the field of Roman studies. It summarizes and discusses the results of a 5-year research project carried out by the editors that aimed to apply spatial dynamical modelling to reconstruct and understand the socio-economic development of the Dutch part of the Roman frontier (limes) zone, in particular the agrarian economy and the related development of settlement patterns and transport networks in the area. The project papers are accompanied by invited chapters presenting case studies and reflections from other parts of the Roman Empire focusing on the themes of subsistence economy, demography, transport and mobility, and socio-economic networks in the Roman period. The book shows the added value of state-of-the-art computer modelling techniques and bridges computational and conventional approaches. Topics that will be of particular interest to archaeologists are the question of (forced) surplus production, the demographic and economic effects of the Roman occupation on the local population, and the structuring of transport networks and settlement patterns. For modellers, issues of sensitivity analysis and validation of modelling results are specifically addressed. This book will appeal to students and researchers working in the computational humanities and social sciences, in particular, archaeology and ancient history.
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The Archaeology of the Iberian Peninsula

The paleodemography of central Portugal and the Mesolithic–Neolithic transition. In J.-P. Boquet-Appel, ed., Recent Advances in Palaeodemography.

Author: Katina T. Lillios

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107113343

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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One of the only guides to the prehistoric archaeology of the Iberian Peninsula that engages with key anthropological and archaeological debates.
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Archaeological Human Remains

Current Anthropology 33 (5): 496–550. Bayle, Priscilla, and Anne Delagne. 2014. ... In Recent Advances in Palaeodemography: Data; Techniques, Patterns, ed.

Author: Barra O'Donnabhain

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319899848

Category: Social Science

Page: 163

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This book expands on Archaeological Human Remains: Global Perspectives that was published in the Springer Briefs series in 2014 and which had a strong focus on post-colonial countries. In the current volume, the editors include papers that deal with non-Anglophone European traditions such as Portugal, Germany and France. In addition, authors continue the exploration of osteological trajectories that are not well-documented in the West, such as Senegal, China and Russia. The lasting legacies of imperialism, communism and colonialism are apparent as the authors of the individual country profiles examine the historical roots of the study of archaeological human remains and the challenges encountered while also considering the likely future directions likely of this multi-faceted discipline in different world areas.
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Archaeology and Bioarchaeology of Population Movement among the Prehispanic Maya

In J. P. Bocquet-Appel (Ed.), Recent advances in palaeodemography. Data, techniques, patterns (pp. 277–292). The Netherlands: Springer. Boserup, E. (1967).

Author: Andrea Cucina

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319108582

Category: Social Science

Page: 159

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Archaeological evidence - i.e. presence of exogenous, foreign material objects (pottery, obsidian and so on) - is used to make inferences on ancient trade, while population movement can only be assessed when the biological component of an ancient community is analyzed (i.e. the human skeletal remains). But the exchange of goods or the presence of foreign architectural patterns does not necessarily imply genetic admixture between groups, while at the same time humans can migrate for reasons that may not be related only to trading. The Prehispanic Maya were a complex, highly stratified society. During the Classic period, city-states governed over large regions, establishing complex ties of alliance and commerce with the region’s minor centers and their allies, against other city-states within and outside the Maya realm. The fall of the political system during the Classic period (the Maya collapse) led to hypothetical invasions of leading groups from the Gulf of Mexico into the northern Maya lowland at the onset of the Postclassic. However, it is still unclear whether this collapse was already underway when this movement of people started. The whole picture of population dynamics in Maya Prehispanic times, during the Classic and the Postclassic, can slowly emerge only when all the pieces of the puzzle are put together in a holistic and multidisciplinary fashion. The contributions of this volume bring together contributions from archaeology, archaeometry, paleodemography and bioarchaeology. They provide an initial account of the dynamic qualities behind large–scale ancient population dynamics, and at the same time represent novel multidisciplinary points of departure towards an integrated reconstruction and understanding of Prehispanic population dynamics in the Maya region.
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Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory

It is a relatively recent development (Swedlund and Armelagos 1976), which holds great promise for archaeological inferences. Palaeodemography was pioneered ...

Author: Michael B Schiffer

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483299099

Category: Social Science

Page: 690

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Selections for Students from Volumes 1-4
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Archaeology of Domestic Architecture and the Human Use of Space

Current Anthropology 33.1: 25¥47. 1992b Beyond "The Hunting ... 2008 Recent Advances in Palaeodemography: Data, Techniques, Patterns. Dordrecht: Springer.

Author: Sharon R Steadman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315433950

Category: Social Science

Page: 394

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This volume is the first text to focus specifically on the archaeology of domestic architecture. Covering major theoretical and methodological developments over recent decades in areas like social institutions, settlement types, gender, status, and power, this book addresses the developing understanding of where and how people in the past created and used domestic space. It will be a useful synthesis for scholars and an ideal text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in archaeology and architecture. The book-covers the relationship of architectural decisions of ancient peoples with our understanding of social and cultural institutions;-includes cases from every continent and all time periods-- from the Paleolithic of Europe to present-day African villages;-is ideal for the growing number of courses on household archaeology, social archaeology, and historical and vernacular architecture.
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Towards a Social Bioarchaeology of the Mycenaean Period

5.5 A brief background to palaeodemographic analysis Palaeodemography is the ... The strong criticism triggered significant methodological advancements both ...

Author: Ioanna Moutafi

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781789254853

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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This book investigates the complex relationship between funerary treatment and wider social dynamics through a contextual analysis of human skeletal remains and associated mortuary data from Voudeni, an important Mycenaean (1400-1050 BC) chamber tomb cemetery in Achaea, Greece. Voudeni is one of the most significant sites of Achaea, thoroughly investigated under the direction of the former Ephor of Antiquities, Dr Lazaros Kolonas. Over 60 chamber tombs have been excavated (Late Helladic IIB to IIIC periods), yielding an unprecedented wealth of biocultural information. This study explores the post-mortem treatment of the body, through a novel interpretive approach that transcends unproductive cross-disciplinary divisions. This biosocial approach integrates traditional archaeology, current reflections in mortuary archaeological theory and cutting-edge bioarchaeological methods, primarily focused on funerary taphonomy and archaeothanatology of commingled skeletal assemblages. The author proposes that the most effective route to explore the social dimensions of mortuary data is through an emic understanding of historically situated actions and experiences, both of the living actors, the mourners, and of the dead themselves. Human skeletal remains are used as the primary strand of evidence, both as the object of the acts of the living and the subject of their own lived experiences. The topic is explored in successive stages: a) theoretical and methodological framework, b) detailed taphonomic analysis and osteological results of 20 tombs, c) multivariate analysis of bio-cultural data across socio-temporal parameters (with special emphasis on the distinction between the palatial LHIIIA-B and the transitional post-palatial LHIIIC period), and d) final synthesis, aiming to questions pertaining to changing social conditions in Achaea and key issues of current Mycenaean mortuary research. These include: tomb re-use; form, diversity, sequence and frequency of mortuary activities; mortality profiles; differential inclusion, visibility and funerary treatment of different groups/identities; changes in treatment of the dead body, reflecting shifts in notions of the self and social relationships. The results shed new light to social developments in Mycenaean Achaea, showing that the complex interaction between changing social conditions and mortuary practice is often reflected in subtle, yet meaningful, shifts of emphasis in the post-mortem treatment of bodies and bones, rather than in blatant radical changes.
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Recent Advances in Indian Archaeology

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developments in the field of physical ... However , it is more important to consider
the palaeodemographic factors of mortality and morbidity . fertility , nutrition and ...

Author: Shantaram Bhalchandra Deo

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001669727

Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

Page: 115

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Social Bioarchaeology

New York: Wiley. Jackes, M. 1992 Paleodemography: Problems and Techniques. In Skeletal Biology of Past Peoples: Research Methods. 8.

Author: Sabrina C. Agarwal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144439052X

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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Illustrates new methodological directions in analyzing human social and biological variation Offers a wide array of research on past populations around the globe Explains the central features of bioarchaeological research by key researchers and established experts around the world
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Research Methods in Human Skeletal Biology

A new method for assessing sex of fragmentary skeletal remains: femoral shaft ... In: Bocquet-Appel, J.-P. (Ed.), Recent Advances in Paleodemography.

Author: Elizabeth A. DiGangi

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123851895

Category: Law

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Research Methods in Human Skeletal Biology serves as the one location readers can go to not only learn how to conduct research in general, but how research is specifically conducted within human skeletal biology. It outlines the current types of research being conducted within each sub-specialty of skeletal biology, and gives the reader the tools to set up a research project in skeletal biology. It also suggests several ideas for potential projects. Each chapter has an inclusive bibliography, which can serve as a good jumpstart for project references. Provides a step-by-step guide to conducting research in human skeletal biology Covers diverse topics (sexing, aging, stature and ancestry estimation) and new technologies (histology, medical imaging, and geometric morphometrics) Excellent accompaniment to existing forensic anthropology or osteology works
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Bioarchaeology

New evidence in regard to the instability of human types. Proceedings of the National ... Recent Advances in Paleodemography: Data, Techniques, Patterns.

Author: Clark Spencer Larsen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521838696

Category: History

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A synthetic treatment of the study of human remains from archaeological contexts for current and future generations of bioarchaeologists.
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Exploring Sex and Gender in Bioarchaeology

Paradox and promise: Research on the role of recent advances in paleodemography and paleoepidemiology to the study of “health” in precolumbian societies.

Author: Sabrina C. Agarwal

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

ISBN: 9780826352590

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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This volume brings together the latest approaches in bioarchaeology in the study of sex and gender. Archaeologists have long used skeletal remains to identify gender. Contemporary bioarchaeologists, however, have begun to challenge the theoretical and methodological basis for sex assignment from the skeleton. Simultaneously, they have started to consider the cultural construction of the gendered body and gender roles, recognizing the body as uniquely fashioned from the interaction of biological, social, and environmental factors. As the contributors to this volume reveal, combining skeletal data with contextual information can provide a richer understanding of life in the past.
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