Series: Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology Volume: 31
259 pages, Figs, tabs
Physical anthropologists, mathematical demographers and statisticians tackle methodological issues for reconstructing demographic structure for skeletal samples. Topics discussed include how skeletal morphology is linked to chronological age, assessment of age from the skeleton, demographic models of mortality and their interpretation, and biostatistical approaches to age structure estimation from archaeological samples.
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