A companion to paleopathology / edited by Anne L. Grauer.Material type: TextSeries: Blackwell companions to anthropology: 14.Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012Description: xxvii, 597 p. : ill. ; 26 cmISBN: 9781444334258 (hardback : alk. paper)Subject(s): Paleopathology | Paleopathology -- methodsDDC classification: 614/.17 LOC classification: R134.8 | .C65 2012
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A Companion to Paleopathology offers a comprehensive overview of this rapidly growing sub- field of physical anthropology.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction : the scope of paleopathology / Anne L. Grauer -- Ethics and issues in the use of human skeletal remains in paleopathology / Patricia M. Lambert -- Evolutionary thought in paleopathology and the rise of the biocultural approach / Molly K. Zuckerman, Bethany L. Turner, and George J. Armelagos -- The bioarchaeological approach to paleopathology / Michele R. Buzon -- The molecular biological approach in paleopathology / James H. Gosman -- The ecological approach : understanding past diet and the relationship between diet and disease / M. Anne Katzenberg -- An epidemiological approach to paleopathology / Jesper L. Boldsen and George R. Milner -- The promise, the problems, and the future of DNA analysis in paleopathology studies / Mark Spigelman, Dong Hoon Shin, and Gila Kahila Bar Gal -- The analysis and interpretation of mummified remains / Michael R. Zimmerman -- The study of parasites through time : archaeoparasitology and paleoparasitology / Katharina Dittmar, Adauto Araújo, and Karl J. Reinhard -- More than just mad cows : exploring human-animal relationships through animal paleopathology / Beth Upex and Keith Dobney -- How does the history of paleopathology predict its future? / Mary Lucas Powell and Della Collins Cook -- A knowledge of bone at the cellular (histological) level is essential to paleopathology / Bruce D. Ragsdale and Larisa M. Lehmer -- Differential diagnosis and issues in disease classification / Donald J. Ortner -- Estimating age and sex from the skeleton, a paleopathological perspective / George R. Milner and Jesper L. Boldsen -- The relationship between paleopathology and the clinical sciences / Simon Mays -- Integrating historical sources with paleopathology / Piers D. Mitchell -- Fundamentals of paleoimaging techniques : bridging the gap between physicists and paleopathologists / Johann Wanek, Christina Papageorgopoulou, and Frank Rühli -- Data and data analysis issues in paleopathology / Ann L.W. Stodder -- Trauma / Margaret A. Judd and Rebecca Redfern -- Developmental disorders in the skeleton / Ethne Barnes -- Metabolic and endocrine diseases / Tomasz Kozłowski and Henryk W. Witas -- Tumors : problems of differential diagnosis in paleopathology / Don Brothwell -- Re-emerging infections : developments in bioarchaeological contributions to understanding tuberculosis today / Charlotte Roberts -- Leprosy (Hansen's disease) / Niels Lynnerup and Jesper Boldsen -- Treponematosis : past, present, and future / Della Collins Cook and Mary Lucas Powell -- Nonspecific infection in paleopathology : interpreting periosteal reactions / Darlene A. Weston -- Joint disease / Tony Waldron -- Bioarchaeology's Holy Grail : the reconstruction of activity / Robert Jurmain ... [et al.] -- Oral health in past populations : context, concepts and controversies / John R. Lukacs.