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Articulating the past : an osteosocial analysis

Littleton, Judith


This thesis proposed a model of skeletal analysis aimed at the reconstruction of past social composition. The model comprises five basic steps: recording of age, sex and pathology; analysis of demographic structure using life tables; identification of pathological conditions through differential diagnosis; analysis of the causes of death; and finally, interpretation of these results in terms of the experience of each age class. The end result is an analysis aimed beyond the comparison of...[Show more]

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Date published: 1992-09
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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