Current and Recent Research in Osteoarchaeology 2 [Paperback]

Sue Anderson (Author)

ISBN: 9781900188975 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Year of Publication: 1999 | Language: English 61p, b/w figs and pls

Current and Recent Research in Osteoarchaeology 2


A collection of short papers and abstracts from the 4th, 5th and 6th proceedings of the Osteological Research Group, held in April and November 1996 and June 1997. The papers cover a wide range of subjects including technical information, evidence derived from bone assemblages and specific individual examples. Studies are presented on archaeozoology, domesticated animal bone assemblages, evidence of violence and stress indicators, measurement and statistical analysis and current research in the field of osteoarchaeology.

Table of Contents

Stress Indicators (York Meeting)
Bone defects in joint surfaces of intensively farmed livestock (Barbara Noddle)

Current Research (Cardiff Meeting)
Archaeozoology in traction animals (Abstract only)(Barbara Noddle)
A pain in the neck? (Abstract only) (Hilary Taskaer, Richard Newell and Felicity Taylor)
Footloose in archaeology (Phyllis Jackson)
The analysis of historical bone assemblages: is big beautiful? (Martin Locock)
Animal bones and the urban economy: 30 years of archaeozoology in Coventry (Martin Locock)
The Gabati Cemetery: new work in ancient Nubia (Joyce Filer)
Violent endings: examples of unhealed trauma and their interpretations (Sue Anderson)

Measurements (Durpham meeting)
Determination of the range of motion (ROM) of the human scapula: the palpation technique (Terri Lawrence Tayler)
East is east and west is west but pigs go on forever: domestication from the Baltic to the Sea of Japan (Peter Rowley-Conwy)
Measuring dental calculus in humans: the 'surace occupation method' (Melannie McCreanor)
The use of radiography in osteological measurement (Stephen Lewis)
Looking a gift horse in the mouthL the problems of using archived and published biometrical data (Cluny Johnstone)

A method for measuring robusticity in long bones (Stephen Lewis)
Quantifying measurement error (Stephen Lewis)
Further notes on a statistical method for use when investigating differences in sexual dimorphism (Stepehn Lewis)
Some summary hand data from the N.W. Wales Hand Osteological Database (Stephen Lewis)

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