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Shadows in the Soil: Human Bones & Archaeology Tony Waldron

Shadows in the Soil: Human Bones & Archaeology

Tony Waldron

Published April 1st 2001
ISBN : 9780752414881
Paperback
158 pages
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In explaining what the archaeologist can reliably deduce about past societies from the study of bones and other human remains, Dr. Tony Waldron carefully avoids over-technical jargon. He covers the subject under the three headings of Life, Death, andMoreIn explaining what the archaeologist can reliably deduce about past societies from the study of bones and other human remains, Dr. Tony Waldron carefully avoids over-technical jargon. He covers the subject under the three headings of Life, Death, and Disease. He explains first that bones give us information about age, sex, height, weight, working life, and the demography of a society. We also learn of the causes of death—whether natural or intentional—and the evidence for a whole range of diseases—from aching joints and teeth to infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and syphilis.