Ancient Health: Skeletal Indicators of Agricultural and Economic Intensification

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Publication Year: 2007
Format: Hardcover Language: English
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9780813030821

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Ancient Health: Skeletal Indicators of Agricultural and Economic Intensification

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Synopsis
Twenty years ago Mark Nathan Cohen coedited a collection of essays that set a new standard in using paleopathology to identify trends in health associated with changes in prehistoric technology, economy, demography, and political centralization. Ancient Health expands and celebrates that work. 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. Moving beyond the western hemisphere and western Eurasia, this collection involves studies from Chile, Peru, Mexico, the United States, Denmark, Britain, Portugal, South Africa, Israel, India, Vietnam, Thailand, China, and Mongolia. Adding great significance to this volume, the author discusses and successfully rebuts the arguments of the “osteological paradox” that long have challenged work in the area of quantitative paleopathology, demonstrating that the “paradox” has far less meaning than its proponents argue.

Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 081303082X
ISBN-13 9780813030821

Key Details
Number Of Pages 464 pages
Series Bioarchaeological Interpretations of the Human Past: Local, Regional, and Global
Format Hardcover
Publication Date 2007-12-09
Language English
Publisher University Press of Florida
Publication Year 2007

Additional Details
Copyright Date 2012
Illustrated Yes

Dimensions
Weight 28.2 Oz
Height 1.3 In.
Width 6.1 In.
Length 9.2 In.

Target Audience
Group Scholarly & Professional

Classification Method
LC Classification Number CC79
Dewey Decimal 930.1
Dewey Edition 23

Contributors
Edited by Gillian M. M. Crane-Kramer, Mark N. Cohen

Reviews
“Pulls together a global sampling of excellent research on a topic of great interest to scholars of prehistory that otherwise would be difficult to assemble or in some cases to even access.”

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