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Polishing The Bones by Penelope Tarasuk

Title Polishing the Bones
Author Penelope Tarasuk
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2017-09
Category Psychology
Total Pages 250
ISBN 1908995246
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An intimate portrayal of a woman's unfolding inner journey through her Jungian analysis, her dreams, and her terminal illness as she is guided deeper into the mysteries of life and the extraordinary transformation of her death.

Atlas Of Taphonomic Identifications by Yolanda Fernandez-Jalvo

Title Atlas of Taphonomic Identifications
Author Yolanda Fernandez-Jalvo
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2016-07-28
Category Science
Total Pages 359
ISBN 9789401774321
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The aim of the atlas is to provide images of taphonomic modifications, making it as comprehensive as possible with evidence presently available. This volume is intended both as a field guide for identifying taphonomic modifications in the field, and for use in the laboratory when collections of fossils are being analyzed. Images in the book are a combination of scanning electron micrographs, regular photographs, cross-sections of bones and line drawings and graphs. By providing good quality illustrations of taphonomic modifications, with links between similar types of modification, the atlas provides a reference source for identifying the agents responsible for the modifications, the processes by which they were formed, and the potential bias introduced by the processes. The authors also aim to emphasize on the directions they consider taphonomic studies should be headed. Firstly, we should seek to quantify the degree of bias introduced into a fossil fauna and to take account of this bias before interpreting the palaeoecology of the fossil site. Secondly, we should recognize that taphonomic modifications increase the information encoded in fossils by identifying perimortem and postmortem contexts. This provides a more dynamic and realistic view of the past.

Title The Analysis of Animal Bones from Archeological Sites
Author Richard G. Klein
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 1984
Category Social Science
Total Pages 266
ISBN 0226439585
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In growing numbers, archeologists are specializing in the analysis of excavated animal bones as clues to the environment and behavior of ancient peoples. This pathbreaking work provides a detailed discussion of the outstanding issues and methods of bone studies that will interest zooarcheologists as well as paleontologists who focus on reconstructing ecologies from bones. Because large samples of bones from archeological sites require tedious and time-consuming analysis, the authors also offer a set of computer programs that will greatly simplify the bone specialist's job. After setting forth the interpretive framework that governs their use of numbers in faunal analysis, Richard G. Klein and Kathryn Cruz-Uribe survey various measures of taxonomic abundance, review methods for estimating the sex and age composition of a fossil species sample, and then give examples to show how these measures and sex/age profiles can provide useful information about the past. In the second part of their book, the authors present the computer programs used to calculate and analyze each numerical measure or count discussed in the earlier chapters. These elegant and original programs, written in BASIC, can easily be used by anyone with a microcomputer or with access to large mainframe computers.

Title Manual of Forensic Taphonomy
Author James Pokines
Publisher CRC Press
Release Date 2013-10-08
Category Law
Total Pages 496
ISBN 9781439878439
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Forensic taphonomy is the study of the postmortem changes to human remains, focusing largely on environmental effects including decomposition in soil and water and interaction with plants, insects, and other animals. While other books have focused on subsets such as forensic botany and entomology, Manual of Forensic Taphonomy is the first update of

Title Handbook of Data Science Approaches for Biomedical Engineering
Author Valentina E. Balas
Publisher Academic Press
Release Date 2019-11-13
Category Science
Total Pages 318
ISBN 9780128183199
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Handbook of Data Science Approaches for Biomedical Engineering covers the research issues and concepts of biomedical engineering progress and the ways they are aligning with the latest technologies in IoT and big data. In addition, the book includes various real-time/offline medical applications that directly or indirectly rely on medical and information technology. Case studies in the field of medical science, i.e., biomedical engineering, computer science, information security, and interdisciplinary tools, along with modern tools and the technologies used are also included to enhance understanding. Today, the role of Big Data and IoT proves that ninety percent of data currently available has been generated in the last couple of years, with rapid increases happening every day. The reason for this growth is increasing in communication through electronic devices, sensors, web logs, global positioning system (GPS) data, mobile data, IoT, etc. Provides in-depth information about Biomedical Engineering with Big Data and Internet of Things Includes technical approaches for solving real-time healthcare problems and practical solutions through case studies in Big Data and Internet of Things Discusses big data applications for healthcare management, such as predictive analytics and forecasting, big data integration for medical data, algorithms and techniques to speed up the analysis of big medical data, and more

Advances In Forensic Taphonomy by William D. Haglund

Title Advances in Forensic Taphonomy
Author William D. Haglund
Publisher CRC Press
Release Date 2001-07-30
Category Law
Total Pages 544
ISBN 1420058355
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The taphonomic approach within paleontology, archaeology, and paleoanthropology continues to produce advances in understanding postmortem biochemical and morphological transformations. Conversely, advances in understanding the early and intermediate postmortem period generated in the forensic realm can and should be brought to the attention of scie

Bones And Biscuits by Enid Blyton

Title Bones and Biscuits
Author Enid Blyton
Publisher Hachette Children's
Release Date 2020-10-01
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 108
ISBN 9781444956139
Language English, Spanish, and French
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It's a dog's life! An adorable book of letters from Bobs the dog, by much-loved author Enid Blyton. The perfect gift for animal-lovers of all ages. "Bones and biscuits! If a cheeky bird didn't fly down to my nose and eat a crumb off my left whiskers! Really, people have no manners at all these days!" In this very funny book, Bobs gives us his opinions on everything from fireworks to frogs, cats to Christmas, in his own words. This illustrated collection of his letters takes us through a year in the life of Bobs, the adored pet terrier owned by national treasure Enid Blyton. Written by Enid Blyton every week to entertain young readers in the 1920s-40s, these have never been published together in book form before. The perfect gift for readers of any age, from 7 to 97, who love dogs and funny stories.

Title The Wide Lens in Archaeology
Author Allan Gilbert
Publisher ISD LLC
Release Date 2017-06-01
Category History
Total Pages 512
ISBN 9781937040963
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book honors the memory of Brian Hesse, a scholar of Near Eastern archaeology, a writer of alliterative and punned publication titles, and an accomplished amateur photographer. Hesse specialized in zooarchaeology, but he influenced a wider range of excavators and ancient historians with his broad interpretive reach. He spent much of his career analyzing faunal materials from different countries in the Middle East-including Iran, Yemen, and Israel, and his publications covered themes particular to animal bone studies, such as domestication, ancient market economics, as well as broader themes such as determining ethnicity in archaeology. The essays in this volume reflect the breadth of his interests. Most chapters share an Old World geographic setting, focusing either on Europe or the Middle East. The topics are diverse, with the majority discussing animal bones, as was Hesse's specialization, but some take a nonfaunal perspective related to the problems with which Hesse grappled. The volume is also broad in temporal scope, ranging from Neolithic Iran to early Medieval England, and it addresses theoretical matters as well as methodological innovations including taphonomy and the history of computers in zooarchaeology. Several of the essays are direct revisits to, inspirations from, or extensions of Hesse's own research. All the contributions reflect his intense interest in social questions about antiquity; the theme of social archaeology informed much of Brian Hesse's thinking, and it is why his work made such an impact on those working outside his own disciplinary research.

The Archeology And Stabilization Of The Dominguez And Escalante Ruins by United States. Bureau of Land Management. Colorado State Office

Title The Archeology and Stabilization of the Dominguez and Escalante Ruins
Author United States. Bureau of Land Management. Colorado State Office
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1979
Category Colorado
Total Pages 496
ISBN UCR:31210024701532
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Animal Teeth And Human Tools by Christy G. Turner II

Title Animal Teeth and Human Tools
Author Christy G. Turner II
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2013-07-11
Category Science
Total Pages 490
ISBN 9781107030299
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A unique study of Ice Age human and carnivore bone damage and its importance in understanding ancient life in Siberia.

Title Using Experimental Taphonomy to Replicate Bone Alteration in the Judith River Formation Upper Cretaceous Montana
Author Deirdre Ratigan
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2011
Category Fossils
Total Pages 166
ISBN OCLC:762208673
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Microfossil bonebeds are concentrations of small bones mostly mm scale, with some cm scale material. They are frequently found in low-energy lacustrine deposits and as lags at the base of channel deposits. Previous studies have noted alteration of microfossil material in fluvial sites, but data concerning the origins of this alteration are limited. The purpose of this thesis was to 1) compare the amount of polish on microfossils from a channel-hosted site and lake/pond site in the Judith River Formation (JRF), and 2) attempt to replicate the polish with a rock tumbler containing bone in various stages of preservation and silts from the JRF. For the comparative study, sediment from the fluvial site (UC-941) and lacustrine site [UC-8303) was collected and sieved in a custom oscillatory device that gently dunked sediment in water with minimal fossil breakage. The results of the comparative study show that significantly more fluvial microfossils are polished compared with lacustrine microfossils. Of the bones from the fluvial site, 78% were polished, versus 3% of bones from the lacustrine site. Additionally, only 14% of bones from UC-941 retained identifying features, as opposed to 47% of bones from UC-8303. In the experimental study, bones ranging from 2-7 mm in size were selected from three sites. Recrystallized bone was taken from UC-8303, a fossil locality in the Judith River Formation; dry bone stripped of collagen was selected from Homestead Cave, Utah (a 13,000 year old site); and fresh bone was taken from a deer metatarsal recovered form the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, Montana. The bones were run in a vibratory rock tumbler for 72 hours, and periodically removed to be photographed. SEM images were taken at the beginning and end of the experiment. The results show that collagen-free bone became polished most quickly, in an average of 3 hours, followed by fossil bone, which required an average of 6 hours. The fresh bone polished most slowly, after an average of 14 hours of tumbling. The comparative results show polish is a feature found mainly in fluvial microfossil bonebeds, suggesting that polish is imparted by interaction with channel sediments. Contrary to previous studies that speculated that polish was acquired through predation and digestion, it appears that abrasion is also a major source of polish. The fast rate of polishing in the experiment demonstrates that a relatively short period of time is required to polish small vertebrate microfossils. Microfossils could exist in an active channel environment for as little as hours to days and become polished. This is consistent with previous studies that have suggested that fluvial microfossils are sourced by lacustrine sites and undergo minimal transport before final burial. Surface alteration appears to occur on relatively short timescales, and while bone could exist at the base of a channel for longer periods, this is not required for abrasion and polish to occur.

Skulls And Skeletons by Christine Quigley

Title Skulls and Skeletons
Author Christine Quigley
Publisher McFarland
Release Date 2001-01-01
Category Science
Total Pages 263
ISBN 078641068X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Of the parts of the human body, the bones have a unique durability that lends itself to collection. Provided a body has not been cremated, the skeletal remains can be recovered even millions of years after death, cleaned of flesh and debris, studied at length, and stored indefinitely without the maintenance that wet specimens require. Motivations for collecting human skeletal material range from the practical (in anthropology, medicine, forensics) to the ritualistic (phrenology, in the relics of martyrs and saints). This book is an examination of those motivations and the collections they have brought about--catacombs, ossuaries, mass graves, prehistoric excavations, private collections, and institutions. The book contains sections on procuring, handling, storing, transporting, cleaning, and identifying skeletal remains. The repatriation of remains and legislation covering the topic are also addressed.

Title Archeological Investigations at Antelope House
Author Don P. Morris
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1986
Category Antelope House Site (Ariz.)
Total Pages 581
ISBN UCSD:31822021818398
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Sun Circles And Human Hands by Emma Lila Fundaburk

Title Sun Circles and Human Hands
Author Emma Lila Fundaburk
Publisher University of Alabama Press
Release Date 2001-02-22
Category History
Total Pages 232
ISBN 9780817310776
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From utilitarian arrowheads to beautiful stone effigy pipes to ornately-carved shell disks, the photographs and drawings in Sun Circles and Human Hands present the archaeological record of the art and native crafts of the prehistoric southeastern Indians, painstakingly compiled in the 1950s by two sisters who traveled the eastern United States interviewing archaeologists and collectors and visiting the major repositories. Although research over the last 50 years has disproven many of the early theories reported in the text—which were not the editors' theories but those of the archaeologists of the day—the excellent illustrations of objects no longer available for examination have more than validated the lasting worth of this popular book.

Memoirs Of The Wernerian Natural History Society by Wernerian Natural History Society, Edinburgh

Title Memoirs of the Wernerian Natural History Society
Author Wernerian Natural History Society, Edinburgh
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1832
Category Natural history
Total Pages 86
ISBN UOM:39015035496762
Language English, Spanish, and French
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List of members in v. 1, with continuations in v. 2-7. "History of the society" in v. 2-7.

Title A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English
Author Eric Partridge
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2006-05-02
Category Foreign Language Study
Total Pages 1432
ISBN 9781134963652
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The definitive work on the subject, this Dictionary - available again in its eighth edition - gives a full account of slang and unconventional English over four centuries and will entertain and inform all language-lovers.

Title Animals and Archaeology in Northern Medieval Russia
Author Mark Brisbane
Publisher Oxbow Books
Release Date 2020-04-30
Category Social Science
Total Pages 392
ISBN 9781789254204
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is the third book on material studies in this series on medieval Novgorod and its territory, and deals with a substantial body of animal bones that has been recovered over the last decade. The zooarchaeological evidence is discussed by the editor and a number of other British and Russian specialists looking at the remains of mammals, birds and fish. Topics discussed include diet, butchery practices, the exploitation of fur and skins, mortality patterns of mammals, and metrical analyses of a wide range of species. Detailed data sets are provided to enable the reader to make comparisons with their own research, but the book is also suitable for those with a more general interest in medieval Russian archaeology.

The Archaeology Of Northeast China by Sarah Milledge Nelson

Title The Archaeology of Northeast China
Author Sarah Milledge Nelson
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2002-11-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781134816590
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An up-to-date synthesis of the archaeology and prehistory of the region called Dongbei by the Chinese, but known in the west as Manchuria. Based on recent archaeological discoveries, the book presents evidence to show that far from being a backwater palely reflecting the glories of central China, Manchuria in prehistory had both its own developmental trajectory, parallel to but different from that of China, and contributed to the formation of the characteristics of what came to be Chinese. New information on the Northeast region of China indicates that it was not populated exclusively by nomadic peoples, but that some of the earliest farming sites can be found here. The Hongshan culture with its Goddess Temple and female figurines is unique, with spectacular and unprecedented jade carving. Lower Xiajiadian culture has painted pottery that can be seen to be the forerunner to the magnificent Shang bronzes.