Lecture 21 (4-10)

Lecture 21 (4-10) - • Harris lines (growth arrest lines)...

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Bioarchaeology: The Lives and Lifestyles of Past People Archaeological Skeletons (individuals) Health and well-being Dietary history Activities or lifestyle Ancestry Age and sex Violence and trauma Archaeological Skeletal Populations demographics (e.g., average age at death, rates of disease or trauma, average height, etc.) History of human diseases Health consequences of adaptive shifts (e.g., hunting/gathering to agriculture) Dietary reconstruction from bone chemistry Social inequality and gender differences in health Nutritional Stress and Physiological Disruption
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Unformatted text preview: • Harris lines (growth arrest lines) in long bones • Enamel hypoplasia in teeth • Cribra orbitalia (eye sockets) • Porotic hyperostosis Violence and Trauma • Life experience of an individual (e.g., the “Iceman” and Kennewick Man) • Population statistics (cultural implications) – Sublethal violence – Projectile injuries – Massacre sites Reconstructing Activities • Degenerative joint disease (DJD) • Musculoskeletal markings (MSM) • Patterns of trauma...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course ANTHRO 1 taught by Professor Wilkie during the Spring '08 term at Berkeley.

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