A World View of Bioculturally Modified Teeth

Author: Scott E. Burnett,Joel D. Irish

Publisher: Bioarchaeological Interpretati

ISBN: 9780813054834

Category: Social Science

Page: 345

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Body modifications--be they tattoos, piercings, or implants--have been with humankind for most of its existence. This volume shows that one aspect of that modification, dental modification, has been around for eons. This volume, based on a well-attended symposium at the American Association of Physical Anthropology meeting, goes beyond the simple textual descriptions to explore the cultural context and biological implications of these modifications. How can these be used to identify status, class, migration, and even health?

Bioarchaeology and Identity in the Americas

Author: Kelly J. Knudson,Christopher M. Stojanowski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813036786

Category: History

Page: 248

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Bioarchaeology and Identity in the Americasrepresents an important shift in the interpretation of skeletal remains in the Americas. Until recently, bioarchaeology has focused on interpreting and analyzing populations. The contributors here look to examine how individuals fit into those larger populations. The overall aim is to demonstrate how bioarchaeologists can uniquely contribute to our understanding of the formation, representation, and repercussions of identity. The contributors combine historical and archaeological data with population genetic analyses, biogeochemical analyses of human tooth enamel and bones, mortuary patterns, and body modifications. With case studies drawn from North, Central, and South American mortuary remains from AD 500 to the Colonial period, they examine a wide range of factors that make up identity, including ethnicity, age, gender, and social, political, and religious constructions. By adding a valuable biological element to the study of culture--a topic traditionally associated with social theorists, ethnographers, and historical archaeologies--this volume highlights the importance of skeletal evidence in helping us better understand our past.

Jebel Moya

Author: Rudolf Gerharz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783050021478

Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

Page: 355

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Pein und Plagen

Aspekte einer historischen Epidemiologie

Author: Winfried Henke

Publisher: N.A


Category: Epidemiology

Page: 220

View: 8858


Culture and history of the ancient Near East

Author: Piotr Taracha

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004119109

Category: Religion

Page: 307

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The first full description and analysis of Middle Hittite substitution ritual, and as such provides the readers with an important contribution to our understanding of Hittite religious practice. With translations and transcriptions of all duplicate texts, an ample glossary of words, full thematic indices, and elucidating commentaries.

Der Mann im Eis

Neue Funde und Ergebnisse

Author: Konrad Spindler,Elisabeth Rastbichler-Zissernig,Harald Wilfing,Dieter zur Nedden,Hans Nothdurfter

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3709165997

Category: Science

Page: 325

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Waffengräber im Alten Orient

zum problem der wertung von waffen in gräben des 3. und frühen 2. Jahrtausends v. Chr. in Mesopotamien und Syrien

Author: Ellen Rehm

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited


Category: Social Science

Page: 149

View: 984

Rehm's thesis provides a detailed assessment of Near Eastern weapon-graves dating from the 3rd and early 2nd millennium BC. the aim is to determine the cultural and chronological context of the Mesopotamian and Syrian weapons and graves. Much of the study comprises a chronological gazetteer of sites and diagrams and tables that list the types of weapons that dominate certain periods or regions, including spears, axes, swords and shields. Sections also examine other types of gravegoods and the supporting evidence of Bronze Age artworks.