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    DescriptionWith reburial and repatriation very much a current focus of debate, this new handbook presents a hugely useful and stimulating overview of just how much we can learn from the study of human remains. The book kicks off with a balanced summary of the legal framework and ethical concerns regarding the excavation and display of human remains, which emphasises public interest in skeletal remains, as well as the need for their respectful treatment. Sections follow on the context of skeletal remains and their excavation - past funerary beliefs and traditions, and best practice in excavating recording and conserving remains. The bulk of the book however is given over to analysis - the techniques for identifying age and sex, dating, the examination of health diet and disease, and the compilation of data to analyse past populations and create demographic surveys. A concluding section on the future of bioarchaeology calls for greater dialogue with archaeologists on reburial issues, but remains overwhelmingly upbeat - "[Bioarchaeology] has emerged phoenix-like from the ashes over the last twenty years and looks set to become a major part of both academic and contract archaeology."

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    Human Remains in Archaeology
    A Handbook
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charlotte A. Roberts
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 292
    Width: 189 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 862 g
    ISBN 13: 9781902771755
    ISBN 10: 1902771753

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    DC22: 930.1
    BIC subject category V2: HDW
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC002020
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    DC22: 930.1028
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    LC classification: CC79.5.H85 R63 2009
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    Thema V1.0: NK, JHM
    Illustrations note
    col and b/w illus
    Council for British Archaeology
    Imprint name
    Council for British Archaeology
    Publication date
    13 March 2009
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