Theoretical Approaches to Analysis and Interpretation of Commingled Human Remains

Author: Anna J. Osterholtz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319225545

Category: Social Science

Page: 255

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This volume centers on the application of social theory to commingled remains with special focus on the cultural processes that create the assemblages as a way to better understand issues of meaning, social structure and interaction, and lived experience in the past. The importance of the application of theoretical frameworks to bioarchaeology in general has been recognized, but commingled and fragmentary assemblages require an increased theoretical focus. Too often these assemblages are still relegated to appendices; they are analytical puzzles that need the interpretive power offered by social theory. Theoretical Approaches to Analysis and Interpretation of Commingled Human Remains provides case studies that illustrate how an appropriate theoretical model can be used with commingled and fragmentary remains to add to overall site and population level interpretations of past and present peoples. Specifically, the contributions show a blending and melding of different social theories, highlighting the broad interpretive power of social theory. Contributors are drawn from both the Old and New World. Temporally, time periods from the Neolithic to historic periods are present, further widening the audience for the volume.
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Human Remains: Another Dimension

The Application of Imaging to the Study of Human Remains

Author: Tim Thompson,David Errickson

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128046732

Category: Law

Page: 218

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Human Remains – Another Dimension: The Application of 3D Imaging in the Funerary Contextbrings together scattered literature on the topic, assimilating disparate pieces that relate to the novel use of non-invasive three-dimensional imaging techniques in the forensic context. All chapters are written by specialists in the field who use these types of imaging techniques within their research, bringing an engaging and comprehensive view that demonstrates the current use of 3D non-invasive imaging techniques using case studies. In addition, the advantages for using such methods, their current limitations, and possible solutions are also reviewed. Includes three dimensional imaging techniques presented from a forensics point-of-view Written by well-renowned specialists in the field Assimilates disparate pieces that relate to the novel use of non-invasive three-dimensional imaging techniques
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Children, Death and Burial

Archaeological Discourses

Author: Eileen Murphy,Mélie Le Roy

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1785707159

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Children, Death and Burials assembles a panorama of studies with a focus on juvenile burials; the 16 papers have a wide geographic and temporal breadth and represent a range of methodological approaches. All have a similar objective in mind, however, namely to understand how children were treated in death by different cultures in the past; to gain insights concerning the roles of children of different ages in their respective societies and to find evidence of the nature of past adult–child relationships and interactions across the life course. The contextualisation and integration of the data collected, both in the field and in the laboratory, enables more nuanced understandings to be gained in relation to the experiences of the young in the past. A broad range of issues are addressed within the volume, including the inclusion/exclusion of children in particular burial environments and the impact of age in relation to the place of children in society. Child burials clearly embody identity and ‘the domestic child’, ‘the vulnerable child’, ‘the high status child’, ‘the cherished child’, ‘the potential child’, ‘the ritual child’ and the ‘political child’, and combinations thereof, are evident throughout the narratives. Investigation of the burial practices afforded to children is pivotal to enlightenment in relation to key facets of past life, including the emotional responses shown towards children during life and in death, as well as an understanding of their place within the social strata and ritual activities of their societies. An important new collection of papers by leading researchers in funerary archaeology, examining the particular treatment of juvenile burials in the past. In particular focuses on the expression of varying status and identity of children in the funerary archaeological record as a key to understanding the place of children in different societies.
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Commingled and Disarticulated Human Remains

Working Toward Improved Theory, Method, and Data

Author: Anna J. Osterholtz,Kathryn M. Baustian,Debra L. Martin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461475600

Category: Social Science

Page: 285

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​Commingled and Disarticulated Human Remains:Working Toward Improved Theory, Method, and Data brings together research that provides innovative methodologies for the analysis of commingled human remains. It has temporal and spatial breadth, with case studies coming from pre-state to historic periods, as well as from both the New and Old World. Highlights of this volume include: standardizes methods and presents best practices in the field using a case study approach demonstrates how data gathered from commingled human remains can be incorporated into the overall interpretation of a site explores best way to formulate population size, using commingled remains Field archaeologists, bioarchaeologists, academic anthropologists, forensic anthropologists, zoo archaeologists, and students of anthropology and archaeology will find this to be an invaluable resource.
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American Anthropologist

Organ of the American Anthropological Association and Affiliated Societies

Author: American Anthropological Association

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Trauma-Biomechanik

Verletzungen in Straßenverkehr und Sport

Author: Kai-Uwe Schmitt,Peter F. Niederer,Markus H. Muser,Felix Walz

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642115969

Category: Science

Page: 264

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Trauma-Biomechanik untersucht die Reaktion und Toleranz von Gewebe auf extreme mechanische Belastungen. Dabei ist das Verständnis der mechanischen Faktoren entscheidend, um Maßnahmen zur Verhinderung von Verletzungen zu entwickeln. Die Autoren beschäftigen sich intensiv mit den Verletzungsarten, die durch Verkehrs- und Sportunfälle verursacht werden. Dabei wird eine interdisziplinäre Sicht eingenommen, die u. a. Fragen der Anatomie jeder Körperregion, aber auch ingenieurwissenschaftliche Lösungen zur Verletzungsvorbeugung miteinbezieht.
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Argolis, Lakonien, Messenien

Vom Ende der Mykenischen Palastzeit Bis Zur Einwanderung der Dorier

Author: Birgitta Eder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783700127369

Category: Argolis Peninsula (Greece)

Page: 236

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This book is intended as a survey for German-speaking readers of what happened in the three heartlands of Mycenean power in the 4 centuries after the collapse of palace society. For each region (the Argolid, Laconia and Messenia) the author presents archaeological evidence, historical evidence and an analysis of what she thinks it means. Although billed as `innovative' and `incorporating new evidence' this survey will not provide much new evidence for readers of English. A major lacuna is any mention of the most recent archaeological survey projects such as the British School's Laconia Project and the University of Cincinnati's Pylos Regional Archaeology Project (PRAP), which have contributed substantially to our understanding of Dark Age periods.
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Jenseits von Natur und Kultur

Author: Philippe Descola

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518768409

Category: Social Science

Page: 638

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Seit der Zeit der Renaissance ist unser Weltbild von einer zentralen Unterscheidung bestimmt: der zwischen Natur und Kultur. Dort die von Naturgesetzen regierte, unpersönliche Welt der Tiere und Dinge, hier die Menschenwelt mit ihrer individuellen und kulturellen Vielfalt. Diese fundamentale Trennung beherrscht unser ganzes Denken und Handeln. In seinem faszinierenden Buch zeigt der große französische Anthropologe und Schüler von Claude Lévi-Strauss, Philippe Descola, daß diese Kosmologie alles andere als selbstverständlich ist. Dabei stützt er sich auf reiches Material aus zum Teil eigenen anthropologischen Feldforschungen bei Naturvölkern und indigenen Kulturen in Afrika, Amazonien, Neuguinea oder Sibirien. Descola führt uns vor Augen, daß deren Weltbilder ganz andersartig aufgebaut sind als das unsere mit seinen »zwei Etagen« von Natur und Kultur. So betrachten manche Kulturen Dinge als beseelt oder glauben, daß verwandtschaftliche Beziehungen zwischen Tieren und Menschen bestehen. Descola plädiert für eine monistische Anthropologie und entwirft eine Typologie unterschiedlichster Weltbilder. Auf diesem Wege lassen sich neben dem westlichen dualistischen Naturalismus totemistische, animistische oder analogistische Kosmologien entdecken. Eine fesselnde Reise in fremde Welten, die uns unsere eigene mit anderen Augen sehen läßt.
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Prähistorische Anthropologie

Author: Gisela Grupe,Michaela Harbeck,George C. McGlynn

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642552757

Category: Science

Page: 544

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Dieses Buch bietet ein modernes methodisches Kompendium, mit dessen Hilfe eine umfassende Bearbeitung von historischen menschlichen Skelettresten möglich ist. Dargestellt ist das gesamte gängige methodische Repertoire von der Ausgrabung bis zur vergleichenden Auswertung der Daten. Ein Schwergewicht liegt auf moderner Laboranalytik (u.a. Isotopen- und DNA-Analyse). Auf ungewöhnliche Überlieferungsformen menschlicher Überreste (Leichenbrände, Mumien, Moorleichen) wird ebenfalls ausführlich eingegangen. Berücksichtigt werden die Entwicklungen der letzen Jahre, v.a. auch auf dem juristischem und dem ethischem Sektor.
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Der Weg der Masken

Author: Claude Lévi-Strauss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518292853

Category: Indian art

Page: 148

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Städtebau im Spätmittelalter

Siebenbürgen, Banat und Kreischgebiet (1348 - 1541)

Author: Paul Niedermaier

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar

ISBN: 9783412121037

Category:

Page: 306

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Die Begegnung mit dem Tod

Author: Stanislav Grof,Joan Halifax

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608942989

Category:

Page: 274

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Welche Erwartungen haben wir, welche Erfahrungen machen wir angesichts des Todes? Wie können uns die Erfahrungen anderer helfen, mit unserem eigenen Tod fertigzuwerden? Stanislav Grof und Joan Halifax haben an einem amerikanischen Krankenhaus die Wirkungsweise von LSD bei unheilbar Krebskranken beobachtet. Die psychedelische Therapie ermöglichte es den Sterbenden, die letzte Zeit ihres Lebens gefaßt, mit einer Art spiritueller Neugier und oft auch schmerzfrei zu erleben.
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Kronstadt in Siebenbürgen

eine kleine Stadtgeschichte

Author: Harald Roth

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar

ISBN: 9783412206024

Category: Braşov (România)

Page: 245

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Franz Joseph Gall, 1758-1828

Studien zu Leben, Werk und Wirkung

Author: Peter-Christian Wegner

Publisher: Georg Olms Publishers

ISBN: 9783487093826

Category: Neurophysiologists

Page: 201

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Wissenschaft und moderne Welt

Author: Alfred North Whitehead

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518283530

Category: Wissenschaft - Geschichte 1600-1925

Page: 258

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