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Title Biological anthropology of Latin America : historical development of recent advances / edited by Douglas H. Ubelaker and Sonia E. Colantonio
Imprint Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, [2019]
 Ethnology Library  GN50.45.L29 B56 2019    AVAILABLE    30520020884194
Descript xiv, 385 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 28 cm
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Series Smithsonian contributions to anthropology, 0081-0223 ; number 51
Smithsonian contributions to anthropology ; no. 51
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Despite significant positive developments within topics of biological anthropology, archaeology, and related academic areas in Latin America, we noted a lack of coordination and communication among them. Available publications provide syntheses within different areas of biological anthropology, yet few have attempted integration of the distinct subfields. We decided to address the development and current issues of most major areas of Latin American biological anthropology in a single volume with chapters by distinguished, experienced scholars who live and work in Latin America, are knowledgeable about the topics, have published extensively on them, and who were recommended by specialists within six geographical regions of interest: Brazil and Northeast South America, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Northwestern South America, and Southern South America. Six subdisciplines within biological anthropology were defined for academic coverage: (1) biodemography/epidemiology; (2) bioarchaeology/skeletal biology; (3) paleopathology; (4) forensic anthropology; (5) population genetics; and (6) growth and development/health and nutrition. Although these six subdisciplines overlap to some extent, each offers a distinct history of development and currently presents unique issues to address. Chapters generally cover topics of history, state of knowledge, methodological perspective, and areas in need of additional research. Although the text is written in English, abstracts of English, Spanish and Portuguese are included--Provided by publisher
Subject Physical anthropology -- Latin America
Epidemiology -- Latin America
Human remains (Archaeology) -- Latin America
Paleopathology -- Latin America
Forensic anthropology -- Latin America
Population genetics -- Latin America
Nutritional anthropology -- Latin America
Alt Author Ubelaker, Douglas H., editor
Colantonio, Sonia, editor
Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, publisher
Govt. Doc# SI 1.33:51
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