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- UPF 2007; US$ 49.95
Confirming earlier conclusions that human health declined after the adoption of farming and the rise of civilization, this book greatly enlarges the geographical range of paleopathological studies by including new work from both established and up-and-coming scholars. more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 49.95
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 more...
- University Press of Colorado 2012; US$ 5.99
Archaeologists have long encountered evidence of natural disasters through excavation and stratigraphy. In Surviving Sudden Environmental Change, case studies examine how eight different past human communities?ranging from Arctic to equatorial regions, from tropical rainforests to desert interiors, and from deep prehistory to living memory?faced,... more...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95
Archaeology impacts the lives of indigenous, local, or descendant communities. Yet often these groups have little input to archaeological research, and its results remain inaccessible. As archaeologists consider the consequences and benefits of research, the skills, methodologies, and practices required of them will differ dramatically from those of... more...
- Springer US 2012; US$ 79.99
This updated edition of the seminal 1981 manual covers recent developments as well as the wide range of materials and methods in what is now generally recognized as a key focus for archaeologists?the long-term effects of the human species on our environment. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 32.95
Covering archaeology from a range of angles, incorporating history, major themes, theories and methods, Doing Archaeology provides a firm grounding for anyone interested in learning more about the discipline. Throughout the book, key information is accessibly presented and important questions are answered, including: What is archaeology? How... more...
- University Press of Florida 2012; US$ 74.95
Human violence is an inescapable aspect of our society and culture. As the archaeological record clearly shows, this has always been true. What is its origin? What role does it play in shaping our behavior? How do ritual acts and cultural sanctions make violence acceptable? These and other questions are addressed by the contributors to The Bioarchaeology... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 68.95
The dramatic development of European oak chronologies over the last ten years parallels and supplements the bristlecone-pine chronology in the United States. Dendrochronologists can now provide a wood sample - a time capsule of biological material - for any calender date over the last seven millennia from two continents. For archaeologists, resigned... more...
- University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 74.95
Most research into humans' impact on the environment has focused on large-scale societies; a corollary assumption has been that small scale economies are sustainable and in harmony with nature. The contributors to this volume challenge this notion, revealing how such communities shaped their environment--and not always in a positive way. Offering... more...
- University of New Mexico Press 2012; US$ 75.00
This edited volume offers archaeologists and archaeometrists the latest technical information, the fundamentals of provenance studies, instrumentation used in these investigations, and strategies for the dating and interpretation of archaeological materia more...