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About this book
Recent developments in the analysis of biological material can now be applied to historical specimens to reveal the activities and environments of individuals who lived hundreds or thousands of years ago. This book covers a range of themes, from survival and reproduction to the evidence for environmental and nutritional effects on growth and the mobility of past populations.
HUMAN BIOLOGY AND HISTORY: THE SCOPE AND SCALE OF INTERACTION, Malcolm SmithADAPTATION AND THE ENGLISH DEMOGRAPHIC REGIME, John LandersAdaptation and the Organic EconomyThe English Case: Population and EconomyAdaptation and MaladaptationBRITISH POLYGYNY, Laura BetzigThe British PeerageThe Bastardy RatioHousehold SizeHousehold CompositionFornicationAdulteryKingsWARFARE AND POPULATION STRUCTURE, James H. MielkeMaterialsThe Way of FinlandImpact of the WarDiscussion and SummaryISONYMY ANALYSIS: THE POTENTIAL FOR APPLICATION OF QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF SURNAME DISTRIBUTIONS TO PROBLEMS IN HISTORICAL RESEARCH, Malcolm SmithSurname Studies in HistorySurname Studies in Biological AnthropologyMarital IsonymyRandom IsonymyCase StudiesCase Study: Coastguards at SelseyCase Study: Occupations in FylingdalesThe Application of Isonymy to Historical QuestionsCALCULATING NUTRITIONAL STATUS IN THE PAST FROM HISTORICAL SOURCES, Derek J. OddySources for Calculating Nutritional StatusDietary AnalysisResultsLong-term TrendsTHE ACHIEVEMENTS OF ANTHROPOMETRIC HISTORY, Roderick FloudThe Pattern of Change in HeightHeight and the 'Standard of Living' DebateFuture ChallengesPALAEOBIOLOGY AS A TOOL FOR THE STUDY OF SURVIVAL OF PAST POPULATIONS, Pia BennikeNeanderthals and the Upper Palaeolithic PopulationsPalaeopathology and Palaeodemography of NeanderthalsThe Upper Palaeolithic PopulationThe Mesolithic and Neolithic PopulationsThe Mesolithic PopulationThe Greenland Eskimos and the NorseThe Norse'OBSERVE: OUR NOSES WERE MADE TO CARRY SPECTACLES, SO WE HAVE SPECTACLES', Christopher J. KnnselThe Panglossian ParadigmPlasticity: Definitions and Historical ContextThe Origins of Modern Interest in Plastic ChangeControversy and ContextEarly DevelopmentsMINES, MEALS AND MOVEMENT: A HUMAN ECOLOGICAL APPROACH TO THE INTERFACE OF 'HISTORY AND BIOLOGY', Holger SchutkowskiHistorical BiomonitoringResidential MobilityDietary Behaviour