Ancient Health: Skeletal Indicators of Agricultural and Economic Intensification Mark N. Cohen

ISBN: 9780813044033

Published: April 15th 2012

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464 pages


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Ancient Health: Skeletal Indicators of Agricultural and Economic Intensification  by  Mark N. Cohen

Ancient Health: Skeletal Indicators of Agricultural and Economic Intensification by Mark N. Cohen
April 15th 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 464 pages | ISBN: 9780813044033 | 7.43 Mb

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.--Patricia M. Lambert, Utah State UniversityTwenty years agoMorePulls 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.--Patricia M. Lambert, Utah State UniversityTwenty 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.Mark Nathan Cohen is University Distinguished Teaching Professor of Anthropology at the State University of New York, Plattsburgh.

Gillian M. M. Crane-Kramer is visiting assistant professor of anthropology at the State University of New York, Plattsburgh.



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