Biomolecular Archaeology

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Biomolecular Archaeology

Author : T. A. Brown
ISBN : 1444392433
Genre : Social Science
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Illustrated thoroughly, Biomolecular Archaeology is the first book to clearly guide students through the study of ancient DNA: how to analyze biomolecular evidence (DNA, proteins, lipids and carbohydrates) to address important archaeological questions. The first book to address the scope and methods of this new cross-disciplinary area of research for archaeologists Offers a completely up-to-date overview of the latest research in this innovative subject Guides students who wish to become biomolecular archaeologists through the complexities of both the scientific methods and archaeological goals. Provides an essential component to undergraduate and graduate archaeological research
Category: Social Science

Biomolecular Archaeology

Author : David M. Reed
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114132843
Genre : Science
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Selection of papers presented at the Center for Archaeological Investigations' 19th annual Visiting Scholar Conference, held at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, April 2002.
Category: Science


Author : Stephen Weiner
ISBN : 9781139487313
Genre : Social Science
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The archaeological record is a combination of what is seen by eye, as well as the microscopic record revealed with the help of instrumentation. The information embedded in the microscopic record can significantly add to our understanding of past human behaviour, provided this information has not been altered by the passage of time. Microarchaeology seeks to understand the microscopic record in terms of the type of information embedded in this record, the materials in which this information resides, and the conditions under which a reliable signal can be extracted. This book highlights the concepts needed to extract information from the microscopic record. Intended for all archaeologists and archaeological scientists, it will be of particular interest to students who have some background in the natural sciences as well as archaeology.
Category: Social Science

Environmental Archaeology

Author : Keith Wilkinson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105113411784
Genre : Science
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Environmental archaeology focuses on the ways in which humans have interacted with nature throughout the past. This book discusses what exactly the field is, why it is studied, and what contribution it can make to reconstructing the past. Individual chapters focus on how the field of study developed, its key principles, techniques and approaches, and how environmental archaeologists reach and communicate their interpretations of the evidence.
Category: Science

Archaeology Meets Science

Author : Holley Martlew
ISBN : 9781782974543
Genre : Social Science
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The 'Archaeology meets Science' project is currently transforming our understanding of the Minoan and Mycenaean civilisations, through the in-depth application of state of the art scientific analyses to ceramic artefacts and skeletal material. This book is the fruit of this acclaimed research, which was carried out between 1997 and 2003, and presented in an exhibition in a number of museums across Europe and the United States, starting with the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. Moving beyond the standard archaeological format of illustrations with descriptions of contexts, the book analyses each object from the inside , and consequently each has a different story to tell. Organic residue and stable isotope analysis has extended our knowledge beyond anything previously gleaned through conventional archaeological research, and we now have a much better understanding of the food and drink consumed by ordinary people in Bronze Age Greece. There are some fascinating insights, such as the origin of modern Greek retsina, which was traced first to the time of Agamemnon, then to Crete in the 17th century BC and finally to the Early Minoan Period, c. 2000 BC. The book provides the primary scientific evidence on which the world renowned scientists who have carried out this work have based their conclusions.
Category: Social Science

Amino Acids And Proteins In Fossil Biominerals

Author : Beatrice Demarchi
ISBN : 9781119089513
Genre : Science
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AMINO ACIDS AND PROTEINS IN FOSSIL BIOMINERALS An essential cross-disciplinary guide to the proteins that form biominerals and that are preserved in the fossil record?? Amino Acids and Proteins in Fossil Biominerals is an authoritative guide to the patterns of survival and degradation of ancient biomolecules in the fossil record. The author brings together new research in biomineralization and ancient proteins to describe mechanisms of protein diagenesis. The book draws on the author's experiences as well as current information from three research fields: geochemistry, archaeology and Quaternary sciences. The author examines the history of the study of ancient proteins, from the dating of Quaternary biominerals to the present advances in shotgun proteomics, and discusses their applications across archaeology, geology and evolutionary biology. This important guide:?? Explores the main components of biominerals Describes the breakdown of proteins in fossils Reviews the applications of ancient protein studies Written for students and researchers of biomolecular archaeology and palaeontology, Amino Acids and Proteins in Fossil Biominerals provides a cross-disciplinary guide to the proteins responsible for the formation of biominerals and to the survival of biomolecules in the archaeological and palaeontological record. This book forms one volume of the popular New Analytical Methods in Earth and Environmental Science Series.
Category: Science

The Archaeology Of Food And Identity

Author : Katheryn C. Twiss
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114459899
Genre : Social Science
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The chapters in this topically and methodologically diverse volume discuss the role food plays in the construction and maintenance of multiple levels of social identity; they also illustrate the myriad ways in which archaeologists may approach the issue. The book includes essays from archaeologists working in a wide range of time periods and areas: prehistorians and historical archaeologists, specialists in the Old World, and experts on the New World. Contributors use diverse data sets to discuss how food-procurement strategies, consumption patterns, and modes of cooking and dining are intertwined with the construction and maintenance of individual and group identities.
Category: Social Science

Science In Archaeology

Author : Justine Bayley
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110001539
Genre : History
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A collection of papers presented at a conference in London in February 1997, assessing the contribution of science to archaeology. Contributions include: Questions for Palaeolithic science and science for Palaeolithic questions (Clive Gamble) ; Archaeological science and proto-historic societies (Martin Millett) ; Medieval and later: composing an agenda (Grenville Astill) , The "expensive tissue hypothesis" and the evolution of the human adaptive niche (Leslie Aiello) ; Questions for archaeological science from the Mesolithic to the Iron Age (Richard Bradley) ; The archaeological study of medieval English human populations, AD 1066-1540 (Simon Mays) , The study of food remains from prehistoric Britain (Tony Legge, Sebastian Payne and Peter Rowley-Conwy) .
Category: History

Biomolecular Archaeology

Author : David M. Reed
ISBN : OCLC:218632820
Genre : aArchaeological chemistry vCongresses
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Bibliographic Index

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ISBN : PSU:000063912197
Genre : Bibliographical literature
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Indian Archaeology In Retrospect Archaeology And Interactive Disciplines

Author : S. Settar
ISBN : 8173043213
Genre : Archaeology
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The Indian Archaeology In Retrospect Attempts To Take Stock Of The Progress Made In The Field Of South Asian Archaeology, Especially During The Latter Half Of The Twentieth Century. Fifty -Nine Papers, Spread Over Four Volumes, Are Contributed By A Team Of Scholars, Well-Known In The Areas Of Their Specialization.
Category: Archaeology


Author : Antiquity Publications Ltd
ISBN : 0003598X
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