Uncovering Identity In Mortuary Analysis

Author: Michael P Heilen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315416247
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This volume presents a sophisticated set of archival, forensic, and excavation methods to identify both individuals and group affiliations—cultural, religious, and organizational—in a multiethnic historical cemetery. Based on an extensive excavation project of more than 1,000 nineteenth-century burials in downtown Tucson, Arizona, the team of historians, archaeologists, biological anthropologists, and community researchers created an effective methodology for use at other historical-period sites. Comparisons made with other excavated cemeteries strengthens the power of this toolkit for historical archaeologists and others. The volume also sensitizes archaeologists to the concerns of community and cultural groups to mortuary excavation and outlines procedures for proper consultation with the descendants of the cemetery’s inhabitants. Copublished with SRI Press

Archaeologists And The Dead

Author: Howard Williams
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191067970
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This volume addresses the relationship between archaeologists and the dead, through the many dimensions of their relationships: in the field (through practical and legal issues); in the lab (through their analysis and interpretation); and in their written, visual and exhibitionary practice - disseminated to a variety of academic and public audiences. Written from a variety of perspectives, its authors address the experience, effect, ethical considerations, and cultural politics of working with mortuary archaeology. Whilst some papers reflect institutional or organisational approaches, others are more personal in their view: creating exciting and frank insights into contemporary issues which have hitherto often remained 'unspoken' amongst the discipline. Reframing funerary archaeologists as 'death-workers' of a kind, the contributors reflect on their own experience to provide both guidance and inspiration to future practitioners, arguing strongly that we have a central role to play in engaging the public with themes of mortality and commemoration, through the lens of the past. Spurred by the recent debates in the UK, papers from Scandinavia, Austria, Italy, the US, and the mid-Atlantic, frame these issues within a much wider international context which highlights the importance of cultural and historical context in which this work takes place.

Historic Bottle And Jar Closures

Author: Nathan E Bender
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315427443
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This book presents a much-needed review of commercial closures for bottles and jars used in America prior to World War II. Archaeological attention to commercial closures has been rather limited. This is surprising given that data derived from bottles and jars pertain to a wide range of studies, including chronological control, trade, site functions, and methods of manufacture. Closures are an integral part of these studies, becoming particularly important after a spectacular variety of metal and glass caps in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This volume-provides a comprehensive review, including detailed closure definitions, as well as glass finishes;-discusses the history of the development and impact of the hermetic seal in commercial closures;-will appeal to students, professionals, and collectors studying this common historic artifact class.

Fragile Patterns

Author: Jeffrey H. Altschul
Publisher: Univ of Arizona Pr
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Biological Distance Analysis

Author: Marin A. Pilloud
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128019719
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Biological Distance Analysis: Forensic and Bioarchaeological Perspectives synthesizes research within the realm of biological distance analysis, highlighting current work within the field and discussing future directions. The book is divided into three main sections. The first section clearly outlines datasets and methods within biological distance analysis, beginning with a brief history of the field and how it has progressed to its current state. The second section focuses on approaches using the individual within a forensic context, including ancestry estimation and case studies. The final section concentrates on population-based bioarchaeological approaches, providing key techniques and examples from archaeological samples. The volume also includes an appendix with additional resources available to those interested in biological distance analyses. Defines datasets and how they are used within biodistance analysis Applies methodology to individual and population studies Bridges the sub-fields of forensic anthropology and bioarchaeology Highlights current research and future directions of biological distance analysis Identifies statistical programs and datasets for use in biodistance analysis Contains cases studies and thorough index for those interested in biological distance analyses

Islanders And Mainlanders

Author: Jeffrey H. Altschul
Publisher: Statistical Research
ISBN:
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The southern California coast has been a favored place to live for nearly 12,000 years. Dotted with marshes, estuaries, cliffs, and open beaches, with islands and mountains lying nearby, the area is rich in resources. How humans have fit into this ecological diverse and ever-changing landscape is a constant theme in the prehistory of the region. Using comparative studies of island and coastal cultures from the Pacific, the authors show how the study of southern California's past can enlighten us about coastal adaptations worldwide. Drawing on sources from anthropology, ethnohistory, geoscience, and archaeology, their findings are presented in a readable fashion that will make Islanders and Mainlanders of interest not only to a wide range of scholars but to the general public as well. Jeffrey H. Altschul is President and Donn R. Grenda is Director of the California Office of Statistical Research, Inc., a cultural resource management consulting firm. Both have been extremely active in southern California archaeology, working on sites on the mainland and the Channel Islands.

The Pacatnamu Papers

Author: Christopher B. Donnan
Publisher: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
ISBN: 9780930741570
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This volume includes the results of a five-year excavation (1983-1987) at Pacatnamu, Peru, combining archaeological excavation with physical anthropology, botany, zoology, textile analysis, ethnography, and ethnohistory. Focuses on the period of Moche occupation. Bilingual in English and Spanish.

Shape By Shape Collection 2

Author: Angela Walters
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1617451835
Size: 15.24 MB
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Take your quilting to the next level! Best-selling author Angela Walters shares 70+ all-new free-motion designs and variations to fit a variety of shapes, plus background fillers and borders. Tackle your quilt top one bite at a time with step-by-step illustrations and detail photos, plus a visual index. Then see how they all go together with inspiring full-page quilts from the master herself. For use with your longarm, midarm, or home sewing machine.

Life In Neolithic Farming Communities

Author: Ian Kuijt
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0306461226
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Drawing on both the results of recent archaeological research and anthropological theory, leading experts synthesize current thinking on the nature of and variation within Neolithic social arrangements. The authors analyze archaeological data within a range of methodological and theoretical perspectives to reconstruct key aspects of ritual practices, labor organization, and collective social identity at the scale of the household, community, and region.

Essential Imaging In Rheumatology

Author: John O'Neill
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1493916734
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Essentials of Rheumatology Imaging covers all current methods of imaging and imaging techniques related to common rheumatic symptoms and specific rheumatic diseases. This book presents comprehensive, high resolution images necessary for the diagnosis of diseases of the soft tissues, connective tissues and joints, including rheumatoid arthritis, gout, Lupus, Sjögren’s syndrome, osteoarthritis and scleroderma. A concise reference source for radiologists, Essentials of Rheumatology Imaging delivers up-to-date and complete information on the imaging of rheumatic disease.