Making faces

using forensic and archaeological evidence
Author: John Prag,Richard Neave
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780714127156
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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Identifying and Interpreting Animal Bones

A Manual
Author: April M. Beisaw
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 162349026X
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.

The Toyah Phase of Central Texas

Late Prehistoric Economic and Social Processes
Author: Nancy Adele Kenmotsu,Douglas K. Boyd
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1603446907
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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In the fourteenth century, a culture arose in and around the Edwards Plateau of Central Texas that represents the last prehistoric peoples before the cultural upheaval introduced by European explorers. This culture has been labeled the Toyah phase, characterized by a distinctive tool kit and a bone-tempered pottery tradition. ?Spanish documents, some translated decades ago, offer glimpses of these mobile people. Archaeological excavations, some quite recent, offer other views of this culture, whose homeland covered much of Central and South Texas. For the first time in a single volume, this book brings together a number of perspectives and interpretations of these hunter-gatherers and how they interacted with each other, the pueblos in southeastern New Mexico, the mobile groups in northern Mexico, and newcomers from the northern plains such as the Apache and Comanche.? Assembling eight studies and interpretive essays to look at social boundaries from the perspective of migration, hunter-farmer interactions, subsistence, and other issues significant to anthropologists and archaeologists, The Toyah Phase of Central Texas: Late Prehistoric Economic and Social Processes demonstrates that these prehistoric societies were never isolated from the world around them. Rather, these societies were keenly aware of changes happening on the plains to their north, among the Caddoan groups east of them, in the Puebloan groups in what is now New Mexico, and among their neighbors to the south in Mexico.

Introduction to Forensic Anthropology


Author: Steven N. Byers
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317281802
Category: Social Science
Page: 480
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This book provides comprehensive coverage of the methods and issues in the current practice of forensic anthropology. It introduces students to all the major topics in the field, with material ranging from the attribution of ancestry and sex, to various forms of bone trauma, to identification through radiography. Introduction to Forensic Anthropology uses the terminology and best practices recommended by the Scientific Working Group for Forensic Anthropology (SWGANTH). The fifth edition has been fully updated in light of recent developments, incorporating new and improved methods as well as fresh data. The section on human osteology and odontology in particular has been expanded. This accessible and engaging text offers an array of features to support teaching and learning, including: boxed case studies extensive figures and photographs chapter summaries and student exercises a glossary of terms further resources via a companion website.

Introduction to Forensic Anthropology, Pearson eText


Author: Steven N. Byers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317347366
Category: Social Science
Page: 468
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Comprehensive and engaging, Introduction to Forensic Anthropology uses thoughtful pedagogy to lead students step-by-step through the most current and detailed forensic anthropology material available today. The book offers coverage of all of the major topics in the field with accuracy, intensity, and clarity. Extensive illustrations and photos ensure that the text is accessible for students. As one reviewer says, “there is no other source available that is so comprehensive in its coverage of the methods and issues in the current practice of forensic anthropology.”

The Early Modern Human from Tianyuan Cave, China


Author: Hong Shang,Erik Trinkaus
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1603441778
Category: Science
Page: 272
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For more than a century, scientists have returned time and again to the issue of modern human emergence-the when and where of the evolutionary process and the human behavioral and biological dynamics involved. The 2003 discovery of a human partial skeleton at Tianyuandong (Tianyuan Cave) excited worldwide interest. The first human skeleton from the region to be directly radiocarbon-dated (to 40,000 years before present), its geological age places it close to the time period during which modern humans became permanently established across the Old World (between 50,000 and 35,000 years ago). Through detailed description and interpretation of the most complete early modern human skeleton from eastern Asia, The Early Modern Human from Tianyan Cave, China, addresses long-term questions about the ancestry of modern humans in eastern Asia and the nature of the changes in human behavior with the emergence of modern human biology. This book is a detailed, paleontological and paleobiological presentation of this skeleton, its context, and its implications. By providing basic information for this important human fossil, offering inferences concerning the population processes involved in modern human emergence in eastern Eurasia, and by raising questions concerning the adaptations of these early modern human hunter-gatherers, The Early Modern Human from Tianyuan Cave, China will take its place as a core contribution to the study of modern human emergence.

Anthropology Career Resources Handbook


Author: Margaret Anderson Gwynne
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205380756
Category: Social Science
Page: 188
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Contains a comprehensive listing of available resources for 20 different career fields, including suggested readings, journals, organizations with contact information, academic programs at Masters and Ph.D. levels, videos with ordering information, and additional web sites.

Applied Anthropology

A Career-oriented Approach
Author: Margaret Anderson Gwynne
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 366
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This up-to-date, engaging, accessible applied anthropology textbook presents a thorough yet balanced introduction to the field while specifically addressing a concern of immediate and practical importance to college students-choosing a career field. Applied Anthropology: A Career-Oriented Approach effectively shows how anthropological ideas and techniques can be used in the real world. One reviewer describes this new text as "an unusually broad and very welcome breadth of perspective on applied anthropology...it will become the text of choice for both undergraduate and graduate courses in applied anthropology throughout the country. Gwynne covers all important topics thoroughly, clearly, and with illustrative details that bring core concepts alive for the reader."

Anthropology

The Exploration of Human Diversity, with Living Anthropology Student CD and PowerWeb
Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: 9780073137476
Category: Social Science
Page: 864
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The new edition of Kottak's best selling text continues to offer a holistic introduction to anthropology that approaches the course from a four-field perspective. To emphasize anthropology's integrated and comparative nature, "Bringing It All Together" essays show how anthropology's sub-fields and dimensions combine to interpret and explain a common topic. Another distinctive feature, "Understanding Ourselves," illustrates the relevance of anthropological facts and theories to students' everyday lives. In addition, every new copy of the eleventh edition is packaged free with a new student CD-ROM as well as PowerWeb!

Biological anthropology


Author: Michael Alan Park
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
ISBN: 9780072863123
Category: Nature
Page: 451
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This concise introduction to biological (physical) anthropology discusses the core areas of the discipline within a unique framework modeled on the scientific method. Each chapter poses questions that get at the heart of the field, answers them, and then reexamines them in the same way that scientists generate and test hypotheses.

A Bookmark

Texas A & M University Press
Author: Henry C. Dethloff
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 161
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Given in memory of Bob Akers by Phyllis Dozier.

American Anthropologist

Organ of the American Anthropological Association and Affiliated Societies. Decennial index : 1949/1958
Author: Sally K. Spencer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 107
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Seianti Hanunia Tlesnasa

the story of an Etruscan noblewoman
Author: Judith Swaddling,John Prag,British Museum
Publisher: British Museum Pubns Ltd
ISBN: 9780861591008
Category: History
Page: 69
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The magnificent painted terracotta sarcophagus of the Etruscan noblewoman Seianti Hanunia Tlesnasa has for well over a century been a star exhibit at the British Museum, but it is only in relatively recent times that attention has turned to the skeleton found within, which appears to be the best preserved Etruscan skeleton now in existence. The initial aim of the research was to reconstruct the face of Seianti using the techniques of forensic medicine, in order to compare it with that of the reclining, full-sized image of the dead woman on the sarcophagus lid. This already yielded striking information about the Etruscans as the initiators of realistic portraiture - we believe this to be the first proven identifiable portrait in western art. Other avenues opened up allowing the researchers to discover fascinating facts about Seianti's health and dental problems, her lifestyle, her age at death, and an accident in her teens that had far-reaching consequences. The pathologist's findings have offered evidence for Etruscan mortuary practices hitherto unparalleled. Consideration of the silver tomb goods, the jewellery worn by Seianti and the radiocarbon dating of the bones has indicated a dating of the burial earlier in the Hellenistic period than previously accepted. The construction of the sarcophagus itself, a remarkable feat of firing, and the techniques of its decoration form the subject of other papers, while the circumstances of the find in 1876, the archaeology and evidence about the Seiante family are discussed in detail. A brief survey of the Etruscans and events contemporary with Seianti's lifetime help to set the burial in its ancient context.