Paleopathology in Perspective

Bone Health and Disease through Time

Author: Elizabeth Weiss

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0759124043

Category: Science

Page: 266

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Elizabeth Weiss introduces readers to how lifestyle changes—in complex interaction with biology, genes, and environment—affect health in this distinctive tour of human osteology, past and present.
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Reading the Bones

Activity, Biology, and Culture

Author: Elizabeth Weiss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813054988

Category: Science

Page: 183

View: 8916

In this textbook designed for upper level physical anthropology/forensic anthropology courses, Weiss explains the complex relationship between biology and activity. While activity markers sometimes show aspects of lifestyle, social change, and daily prehistoric life, this text will help future researchers to be more critical of their social reconstructions by using the same comparisons of biology versus environment that are found in social anthropology courses.
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Sex and Gender in Paleopathological Perspective

Author: Anne L. Grauer,Patricia Stuart-Macadam

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521620901

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 8705

This book explores ramifications of sex and gender on ancient and modern human diseases.
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The Global History of Paleopathology

Pioneers and Prospects

Author: Jane E. Buikstra,Charlotte Roberts

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195389808

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 798

View: 8818

The first comprehensive global history of the discipline of paleopathology
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21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook

Author: H. James Birx

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452266301

Category: Social Science

Page: 1144

View: 8194

Request a free 30-day online trial at Via 100 entries or "mini-chapters," 21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of anthropology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. This two-volume set provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that serves their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but in a clear, accessible style, devoid of jargon, unnecessary detail or density. Key Features- Emphasizes key curricular topics, making it useful for students researching for term papers, preparing for GREs, or considering topics for a senior thesis, graduate degree, or career.- Comprehensive, providing full coverage of key subthemes and subfields within the discipline, such as applied anthropology, archaeology and paleontology, sociocultural anthropology, evolution, linguistics, physical and biological anthropology, primate studies, and more.- Offers uniform chapter structure so students can easily locate key information, within these sections: Introduction, Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, Bibliography & Suggestions for Further Reading, and Cross References.- Available in print or electronically at SAGE Reference Online, providing students with convenient, easy access to its contents.
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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

View: 7698

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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Klinische Tests an Knochen, Gelenken und Muskeln

Untersuchungen - Zeichen - Phänomene

Author: Klaus Buckup,Johannes Buckup

Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag

ISBN: 3131706554

Category: Medical

Page: 408

View: 8749

Der praktische Leitfaden für die schnelle, einfache und kostengünstige Diagnostik von Funktionsstörungen des Bewegungsapparates. - Alle relevanten klinischen Tests Schritt für Schritt in Text und Bild: Orientierungstests, Funktionstests, Belastungstests, Stabilitätstests, Tests zur Beurteilung von Haltungsstörungen, Venenthrombosen, arteriellen Durchblutungs- und zentralvenösen Störungen. - Orientierungshilfen in Form von Flussdiagrammen am Anfang der Kapitel zum Auffinden der geeigneten Tests für die Verdachtsdiagnosen. - Gewichtung und Bewertung aller Tests mit Ableitung der möglichen Diagnose(n). Neu in der 5. Auflage: 18 neue Tests, vollständig überarbeitet und aktualisiert
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Interpreting Behavior from the Human Skeleton

Author: Clark Spencer Larsen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521658348

Category: History

Page: 461

View: 6258

Comprehensive reference to use of human bones and teeth in interpreting past lives.
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Medical Anthropology in Ecological Perspective

Author: Ann McElroy,Patricia K. Townsend

Publisher: N.A


Category: Environmental health

Page: 434

View: 1745

The third edition of this classic text in medical anthropology has been revised to reflect new developments in theory and research. In theory, it addresses new thinking about political ecology and critiques older theoretical approaches. AIDS is a prominent topic in this new edition, as are other timely issues such as disability, medical pluralism, and health care seeking behavior. The authors have also expanded the number of health profiles to include migrant worker health, famine in the Horn of Africa, and paleopathology in the southwestern United States.
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Health and Disease in the Prehistoric Southwest

Author: C. F. Merbs,Robert Jennings Miller,Elizabeth S. Dyer Alcauskas

Publisher: N.A


Category: Paleopathology

Page: 402

View: 5534

Posted in Paleopathology

Health and the Human Condition

Perspectives on Medical Anthropology

Author: Michael H. Logan,Edward E. Hunt, Jr.

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 443

View: 6523

Posted in Social Science

Nursing Practice

Knowledge and Care

Author: Ian Peate,Karen Wild,Muralitharan Nair

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118496795

Category: Medical

Page: 992

View: 1807

Nursing Practice is the essential, textbook to supportyou throughout your entire nursing degree, from your first yearonwards. It explores all the clinical and professional issues thatyou need to know in one complete volume. Written in the context of the latest Nursing and MidwiferyCouncil Standards for Pre-Registration Nursing Education andthe Essential Skills Clusters, this book covers all fieldsof nursing: Adult, Child, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities andalso Maternity care, in both acute and community settings. Withfull colour illustrations, and plenty of activities anduser-friendly features throughout, this evidence-based textencompasses essential nursing theory and practice, providingstudents with information to support their success. Learning features in the book include: Hear it from the experts- tips and advice from real lifenurses, patients and their carers, and student nurses Red Flags- alerting the student to potential dangers Primary Care Considerations- informs students about care issuesin the community setting Fields boxes- giving further insight into other fields ofnursing, making the book relevant to all fields of nursingpractice Medicines Management boxes provide key information aboutmedicines Self-assessment and activities throughout A companion website to this title is available at ahref="" Here you’ll find a range of resources for both the studentand the lecturer, including: Over 350 interactive multiple choice questions Flashcards Glossary Links to references and further reading Illustrations from the book Worksheets
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Palaeopathology of Danish Skeletons

A Comparative Study of Demography, Disease and Injury

Author: Pia Bennike

Publisher: Coronet Books


Category: Denmark

Page: 272

View: 8709

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Tepe Hissar

neolithische und kupferzeitliche Siedlung in Nordostiran

Author: Paul Yule,Erich Friedrich Schmidt

Publisher: N.A


Category: Hissar Hill Site (Iran)

Page: 45

View: 6259

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The human species

an introduction to biological anthropology

Author: John Relethford

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 531

View: 2056

This general introduction to contemporary physical anthropology presents balanced coverage of the major components of the field: genetics and evolutionary theory, human variation, human evolution, and the biology, behavior, and evolution of primates.
Posted in Social Science

Bodies and Lives in Ancient America

Health Before Columbus

Author: Debra L. Martin,Anna J. Osterholtz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317446011

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 7328

Bodies and Lives in Ancient America offers a broad overview of what it was like to live and die throughout North America before European contact. Using a unique life history approach, the book moves from pregnancy and birth through to senescence. Drawing on biological data gathered from human remains, as well as cultural and environmental data derived from archaeological investigations, the authors provide students with a wealth of information on health and other aspects of life that leave changes on the skeletal system. Rich case studies throughout demonstrate the temporal, cultural and environmental variability across the continent prior to colonial times. The authors also examine how different groups faced a variety of challenges in their lives, including climate change and violence, and the effects this had on their health. The book concludes by considering the relevance of what ancient bones reveal for people today. Written in an engaging style, with complex paleopathology data synthesized and clearly presented, Bodies and Lives in Ancient America is an accessible introduction to the state of health across prehistoric North America.
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Archaeology of the Moundville Chiefdom

Chronology, Content, Contest

Author: Vernon J. Knight,Vincas P. Steponaitis,Christopher S. Peebles

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817354212

Category: History

Page: 203

View: 5183

At its height the Moundville ceremonial center was a densely occupied town of approximately 1,000 residents, with at least 29 earthen mounds surrounding a central plaza. Today, Moundville is not only one the largest and best-preserved Mississippian sites in the United States, but also one of the most intensively studied. This volume brings together nine Moundville specialists who trace the site’s evolution and eventual decline.
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