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Human Remains in Archaeology (CBA Practical Handbook)

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With reburial and repatriation very much a current focus of debate, this handbook presents a hugely useful and stimulating overview of just how much we can learn from the study of human remains.

The book kicks off with a balanced summary of the legal framework and ethical concerns regarding the excavation and display of human remains, which emphasises public interest in skeletal remains, as well as the need for their respectful treatment. Sections follow on the context of skeletal remains and their excavation - past funerary beliefs and traditions, and best practice in excavating recording and conserving remains.

The bulk of the book however is given over to analysis - the techniques for identifying age and sex, dating, the examination of health diet and disease, and the compilation of data to analyse past populations and create demographic surveys. A concluding section on the future of bioarchaeology calls for greater dialogue with archaeologists on reburial issues, but remains overwhelmingly upbeat.


Item details

Author(s):
Charlotte Roberts
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
18.8 x 2 x 24.4 cm
Edition:
2009
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1902771753
ISBN-13:
9781902771755
Number of pages:
292
Publisher:
Council for British Archaeology
Title:
Human Remains in Archaeology (CBA Practical Handbook)

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With reburial and repatriation very much a current focus of debate, this handbook presents a hugely useful and stimulating overview of just how much we can learn from the study of human remains.

The book kicks off with a balanced summary of the legal framework and ethical concerns regarding the excavation and display of human remains, which emphasises public interest in skeletal remains, as well as the need for their respectful treatment. Sections follow on the context of skeletal remains and their excavation - past funerary beliefs and traditions, and best practice in excavating recording and conserving remains.

The bulk of the book however is given over to analysis - the techniques for identifying age and sex, dating, the examination of health diet and disease, and the compilation of data to analyse past populations and create demographic surveys. A concluding section on the future of bioarchaeology calls for greater dialogue with archaeologists on reburial issues, but remains overwhelmingly upbeat.


Author(s):
Charlotte Roberts
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
18.8 x 2 x 24.4 cm
Edition:
2009
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1902771753
ISBN-13:
9781902771755
Number of pages:
292
Publisher:
Council for British Archaeology
Title:
Human Remains in Archaeology (CBA Practical Handbook)

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