Bioarchaeology of Marginalized People - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128152249, 9780128152256

Bioarchaeology of Marginalized People

1st Edition

Editors: Madeleine Mant Alyson Holland
eBook ISBN: 9780128152256
Paperback ISBN: 9780128152249
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st March 2019
Page Count: 220
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Description

Bioarchaeology of Marginalized People focuses on previously excluded voices, thus enriching our understanding of the lived experience of individuals in the past. Contributors to this volume highlight the histories and stories of individuals who did not record their own stories, investigate two disparate ancient Egyptian women and discuss five individuals (including an infant) recovered from a high status indigenous cemetery in British Columbia. Additional chapters study the history of syphilis in the United States, examine the marginalized individuals whose bodies comprise the Terry and Hamann-Todd collections, and investigate inequalities in the health status of individuals around the globe.

Intended for biological anthropologists, palaeopathologists, historical archaeologists, palaeoepidemiologists, historians, museum curators and social epidemiologists, this volume will be of use to anyone researching or studying archeology and bioarcheology.

Key Features

  • Highlights the histories and stories of individuals whose voices were silenced, such as workhouse inmates, migrants, those of low socioeconomic status, the chronically ill, and those living in communities without a written language
  • Provides a holistic and more complete understanding of the lived experiences of the past, as well as changes in populations through time
  • Offers an interdisciplinary discussion with contributions from a wide variety of international authors

Readership

Biological Anthropologists, Palaeopathologists, Historical Archaeologists, Palaeoepidemiologists, Historians, Museum Curators and Social Epidemiologists. Graduate Level and Upper-Level Undergraduate Level students in Bioarcheology and Archaeology

Table of Contents

1. Mummies, Memories and Marginalization
2. Task Activity and Tooth Wear in an Ancient Egyptian Woman
3. Looking into the Eyes of the Ancient Chiefs of Shishalh
4. Conspiracy of Secrecy
5. Marginalized Bodies and the Construction of American Anatomical Collections
6. Healthy Inequality and Spatial Divides
7. Exploring Structural Inequality in Postmortem Practices from 19th Century Chicago
8. Down and Out in Post-Medieval London
9. Innovation in Population Health Intervention Research
10. Mapping Marginalized Pasts

Details

No. of pages:
220
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2019
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780128152256
Paperback ISBN:
9780128152249

About the Editor

Madeleine Mant

Madeleine Mant holds a PhD from McMaster University. She specializes in bioarchaeology and is interested in interrogating relationships between disparate datasets in the study of historical health and disease, particularly in the post-medieval period. Madeleine has excavated human skeletons in Poland and Italy.

Affiliations and Expertise

McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Alyson Holland

Alyson Holland holds a PhD from McMaster University. She specializes in medical anthropology, but also works as a bioarchaeologist, and is interested in the integration of qualitative and quantitative results in studies of human health and nutrition. Alyson’s research focuses on nutrition and chronic disease in Ontario, Canada, but she also works on an archaeology project in British Columbia.

Affiliations and Expertise

McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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