The Routledge Handbook of the Bioarchaeology of Human Conflict

Author: Christopher Knüsel,Martin Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134677979

Category: Social Science

Page: 706

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If human burials were our only window onto the past, what story would they tell? Skeletal injuries constitute the most direct and unambiguous evidence for violence in the past. Whereas weapons or defenses may simply be statements of prestige or status and written sources are characteristically biased and incomplete, human remains offer clear and unequivocal evidence of physical aggression reaching as far back as we have burials to examine. Warfare is often described as ‘senseless’ and as having no place in society. Consequently, its place in social relations and societal change remains obscure. The studies in The Routledge Handbook of the Bioarchaeology of Human Conflict present an overview of the nature and development of human conflict from prehistory to recent times as evidenced by the remains of past people themselves in order to explore the social contexts in which such injuries were inflicted. A broadly chronological approach is taken from prehistory through to recent conflicts, however this book is not simply a catalogue of injuries illustrating weapon development or a narrative detailing ‘progress’ in warfare but rather provides a framework in which to explore both continuity and change based on a range of important themes which hold continuing relevance throughout human development.
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Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton

Author: M. Anne Katzenberg,Anne L. Grauer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119151627

Category: Social Science

Page: 680

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An Indispensable Resource on Advanced Methods of Analysis of Human Skeletal and Dental Remains in Archaeological and Forensic Contexts Now in its third edition, Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton has become a key reference for bioarchaeologists, human osteologists, and paleopathologists throughout the world. It builds upon basic skills to provide the foundation for advanced scientific analyses of human skeletal remains in cultural, archaeological, and theoretical contexts. This new edition features updated coverage of topics including histomorphometry, dental morphology, stable isotope methods, and ancient DNA, as well as a number of new chapters on paleopathology. It also covers bioarchaeological ethics, taphonomy and the nature of archaeological assemblages, biomechanical analyses of archaeological human skeletons, and more. Fully updated and revised with new material written by leading researchers in the field Includes many case studies to demonstrate application of methods of analysis Offers valuable information on contexts, methods, applications, promises, and pitfalls Covering the latest advanced methods and techniques for analyzing skeletal and dental remains from archaeological discoveries, Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton is a trusted text for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals in human osteology, bioarchaeology, and paleopathology.
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An Atlas of Skeletal Trauma in Medico-Legal Contexts

Author: Soren Blau,David Ranson,Chris O'Donnell

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128037946

Category: Law

Page: 796

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Post-mortem computed tomography (PMCT) is increasingly used in forensic pathology practice in many jurisdictions. Such imaging has expanded the capacity to evaluate skeletal trauma improving the visualisation, documentation and presentation of forensic findings. Typically when deceased persons are located and exhibit evidence of trauma, forensic pathologist, anthropologists and radiologists base their interpretations of the mechanism of trauma on their experience and understanding of the biomechanics of fractures as well as recognisable patterns of injury. In order to augment this process, An Atlas of Forensic Skeletal Trauma presents a range of de-identified adult and child skeletal trauma cases that occur in medico-legal contexts where the cause of death and mechanism of trauma are recorded. An Atlas of Forensic Skeletal Trauma includes comprehensive photographs and PMCT images as well as descriptive text. Presents a valuable guide to the interpretation of skeletal trauma for practitioners and students of forensic anthropology, pathology and radiology Provides coverage of skeletal trauma cases resulting from high and low velocity projectiles, low energy blunt force (e.g., assaults involving various implements, hangings, strangulations, falls), high energy blunt force (e.g., motor vehicle and aviation incidents), and more Includes case studies with written and visual descriptions, discussions and up-to-date literature review
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War! What Is It Good For?

Conflict and the Progress of Civilization from Primates to Robots

Author: Ian Morris

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374711038

Category: History

Page: 512

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A powerful and provocative exploration of how war has changed our society—for the better "War! . . . . / What is it good for? / Absolutely nothing," says the famous song—but archaeology, history, and biology show that war in fact has been good for something. Surprising as it sounds, war has made humanity safer and richer. In War! What Is It Good For?, the renowned historian and archaeologist Ian Morris tells the gruesome, gripping story of fifteen thousand years of war, going beyond the battles and brutality to reveal what war has really done to and for the world. Stone Age people lived in small, feuding societies and stood a one-in-ten or even one-in-five chance of dying violently. In the twentieth century, by contrast—despite two world wars, Hiroshima, and the Holocaust—fewer than one person in a hundred died violently. The explanation: War, and war alone, has created bigger, more complex societies, ruled by governments that have stamped out internal violence. Strangely enough, killing has made the world safer, and the safety it has produced has allowed people to make the world richer too. War has been history's greatest paradox, but this searching study of fifteen thousand years of violence suggests that the next half century is going to be the most dangerous of all time. If we can survive it, the age-old dream of ending war may yet come to pass. But, Morris argues, only if we understand what war has been good for can we know where it will take us next.
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The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial

Author: Sarah Tarlow,Liv Nilsson Stutz

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191650390

Category: Social Science

Page: 872

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The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial reviews the current state of mortuary archaeology and its practice, highlighting its often contentious place in the modern socio-politics of archaeology. It contains forty-four chapters which focus on the history of the discipline and its current scientific techniques and methods. Written by leading, international scholars in the field, it derives its examples and case studies from a wide range of time periods, such as the middle palaeolithic to the twentieth century, and geographical areas which include Europe, North and South America, Africa, and Asia. Combining up-to-date knowledge of relevant archaeological research with critical assessments of the theme and an evaluation of future research trajectories, it draws attention to the social, symbolic, and theoretical aspects of interpreting mortuary archaeology. The volume is well-illustrated with maps, plans, photographs, and illustrations and is ideally suited for students and researchers.
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A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

Author: Dennis Dirkmaat

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118255410

Category: Social Science

Page: 752

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A Companion to Forensic Anthropology presents the most comprehensive assessment of the philosophy, goals, and practice of forensic anthropology currently available, with chapters by renowned international scholars and experts. Highlights the latest advances in forensic anthropology research, as well as the most effective practices and techniques used by professional forensic anthropologists in the field Illustrates the development of skeletal biological profiles and offers important new evidence on statistical validation of these analytical methods. Evaluates the goals and methods of forensic archaeology, including the preservation of context at surface-scattered remains, buried bodies and fatal fire scenes, and recovery and identification issues related to large-scale mass disaster scenes and mass grave excavation.
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Basiswissen Archäologie

Theorien, Methoden, Praxis

Author: Colin Renfrew,Paul G. Bahn

Publisher: Philipp Von Zabern Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9783805339483

Category: History

Page: 304

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Mit mehr als 150.000 verkauften Exemplaren gilt der Band Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice im englischsprachigen Raum bereits jetzt als Standardwerk im Fach Archaologie. Diese jetzt erstmals auf Deutsch vorliegende sorgfaltig uberarbeitete und zum Teil vollig neu geschriebene Fassung ist eine ausserst gut lesbare Einfuhrung fur alle, die sich fur Archaologie interessieren und eine kompakte Darstellung der Methoden und Praxis archaologischer Arbeit suchen. Beruhmte Archaologen und Ausgrabungsstatten passieren Revue. Inhaltlich ist das Buch auf der Hohe der Forschung, auch die neuesten technischen Methoden und Technologien werden behandelt. (Philipp von Zabern 2009)
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Tepe Hissar

neolithische und kupferzeitliche Siedlung in Nordostiran

Author: Paul Yule,Erich Friedrich Schmidt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Hissar Hill Site (Iran)

Page: 45

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Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Richtstättenarchäologie

Author: Jost Auler

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3938473177

Category: Execution sites

Page: 636

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Pacatnamú

vorspanische Stadt in Nordperu

Author: Giesela Hecker,Wolfgang Hecker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Indians of South America

Page: 178

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Die Gräber

Srebrenica und Vukovar

Author: Eric Stover,Gilles Peress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783931141752

Category:

Page: 334

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Der Kreml

Eine neue Geschichte Russlands

Author: Catherine Merridale

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104028354

Category: History

Page: 624

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Eine packende neue Geschichte Russlands – über 500 Jahre Herrschaft und Macht im Kreml, von Iwan dem Schrecklichen bis Wladimir Putin Der Kreml ist das imposante Symbol der russischen Nation. Hier wurden die mächtigen Zaren gekrönt, hier paradierte die glorreiche Rote Armee nach dem Sieg über Deutschland. Im Kreml schlägt das Herz der russischen Macht, hier entscheidet sich Russlands Schicksal. Die bedeutende Historikerin Catherine Merridale erzählt die faszinierende Geschichte des Kreml mit all ihren Intrigen und blutigen Kämpfen um die Macht. Indem sie das verborgene Innere des russischen Staates freilegt, ermöglicht Catherine Merridale uns ein neues Verständnis der bewegten Geschichte Russlands bis in die Gegenwart.
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Michel Foucaults »Geschichte der Gouvernementalität« in den Sozialwissenschaften

Internationale Beiträge

Author: Susanne Krasmann,Michael Volkmer

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839404886

Category: Social Science

Page: 314

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Michel Foucaults Konzept der Gouvernementalität ist bereits zu einem wichtigen Bestandteil der Diskussionen und Forschungen in der politischen Philosophie und den Sozialwissenschaften avanciert. Im Herbst 2004 sind nunmehr, zeitgleich in Deutschland und Frankreich, die vollständig transkribierten und kommentierten Vorlesungen zur »Geschichte der Gouvernementalität« erschienen. Der vorliegende Band greift die sich damit bietende Möglichkeit einer systematischen Analyse der verschiedenen theoretischen und diskurshistorischen Aspekte des Vorlesungstextes auf. Eine internationale Autorenschaft aus dem deutschen, dem angelsächsischen und dem frankophonen Raum lotet die paradigmatische Relevanz der Gouvernementalität für die Sozialwissenschaften aus - gleichermaßen im Rückblick auf die bisherigen Forschungen und Rezeptionslinien wie auch perspektivisch anhand aktueller gesellschaftlicher Problemstellungen und theoretischer Diskussionen.
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Nonnenregel

Author: Donatus von Besançon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783830676430

Category:

Page: 120

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Denken wie ein Neandertaler

Author: Thomas Wynn,Frederick L. Coolidge

Publisher: Philipp Von Zabern Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9783805346047

Category: Science

Page: 288

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The Neanderthal was more similar to us modern man than we think, he was not a primitive Caveman. He had his own language and a large, if not even sophisticated vocabulary. Archeological findings show that the Neanderthals were capable of complex technical process and that most of his life he spent in a small family group. The authors Thomas Wynn and Frederick L. Coolidge give a fascinating insight into the real life and culture of the Neanderthal.
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