Osteoarchaeology: A Guide To The Macroscopic Study Of Human Skeletal Remains by Efthymia Nikita

Osteoarchaeology: A Guide To The Macroscopic Study Of Human Skeletal Remains

byEfthymia Nikita

Hardcover | February 23, 2017

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Osteoarchaeology: A Guide to the Macroscopic Study of Human Skeletal Remainscoversthe identification of bones and teeth, taphonomy, sex, ancestry assessment, age estimation, the analysis of biodistances, growth patterns and activity markers, and paleopathology.

The book aims to familiarize the reader with the main applications of osteoarchaeology and provide the necessary knowledge required for the implementation of a broad range of osteological methods. It is ideal as a complement to existing textbooks used in upper level undergraduate and graduate courses on osteoarchaeology, human osteology, and, to some extent, forensic anthropology.

Pedagogical features include ample illustrations, case study material, revision exercises, and a glossary. Additional features comprise macros that facilitate data processing and analysis, as well as an extensive chapter on applied statistics.



  • Contains coverage of nearly every aspect of human osteological macroscopic analysis
  • Presents detailed descriptions of the application of different methods
  • Includes a variety of online resources, including macros designed by the author for the calculation of the number of individuals in commingled assemblages, processing cranial landmarks and nonmetric traits, and more

About The Author

Dr Efthymia Nikita is an Assistant Professor at the Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Center, The Cyprus Institute, in Nicosia. She is a bioarchaeologist with an undergraduate degree in Archaeology (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and a PhD in Biological Anthropology (University of Cambridge). Her research aligns wit...

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Title:Osteoarchaeology: A Guide To The Macroscopic Study Of Human Skeletal RemainsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:462 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:February 23, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128040211

ISBN - 13:9780128040218

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Human Skeleton

Chapter 2. Taphonomy

Chapter 3. Sex and Ancestry Assessment

Chapter 4. Age Estimation

Chapter 5. Biological Distance

Chapter 6. Growth Patterns

Chapter 7. Activity Patterns

Chapter 8. Pathological Conditions

Chapter 9. Statistical Methods in Human Osteology