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The Resource Human biologists in the archives : demography, health, nutrition, and genetics in historical populations, edited by D. Ann Herring and Alan C. Swedlund

Human biologists in the archives : demography, health, nutrition, and genetics in historical populations, edited by D. Ann Herring and Alan C. Swedlund

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Human biologists in the archives : demography, health, nutrition, and genetics in historical populations
Title
Human biologists in the archives
Title remainder
demography, health, nutrition, and genetics in historical populations
Statement of responsibility
edited by D. Ann Herring and Alan C. Swedlund
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
Many physical anthropologists study populations using data that come primarily from the historical record. For this volume's authors, the classic anthropological 'field' is not the glamour of an exotic locale, but the sometimes tedium of the dusty back rooms of libraries, archives and museum collections. This book tells of the way in which archival data inform anthropological questions about human biology and health. The authors present a diverse array of human biological evidence from a variety of sources including the archaeological record, medical collections, church records, contemporary health and growth data and genetic information from the descendants of historical populations. The papers demonstrate how the analysis of historical documents expands the horizons of research in human biology, extends the longitudinal analysis of microevolutionary and social processes into the present and enhances our understanding of the human condition
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
Dewey number
306.4/61
Index
index present
LC call number
GN296
LC item number
.H86 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Herring, Ann
  • Swedlund, Alan C.
Series statement
Cambridge studies in biological and evolutionary anthropology
Series volume
35
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical anthropology
  • Physical anthropology
Label
Human biologists in the archives : demography, health, nutrition, and genetics in historical populations, edited by D. Ann Herring and Alan C. Swedlund
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Human biologists in the archives: demography, health, nutrition and genetics in historical populations / Alan C. Swedlund and D. Ann Herring -- The use of archives in the study of microevolution: changing demography and epidemiology in Escazú, Costa Rica / Lorena Madrigal -- Anthropometric data and population history / John H. Relethford -- For everything there is a season: Chumash Indian births, marriages, and deaths at the Alta California missions / Phillip L. Walker and John R. Johnson -- Children of the poor: infant mortality in the Erie County Almshouse during the mid nineteenth century / Rosanne L. Higgins -- Worked to the bone: the biomechanical consequences of 'labor therapy' at a nineteenth century asylum / Shawn M. Phillips -- Monitored growth: anthropometrics and health history records at a private New England middle school, 1935-1960 / Lynette Leidy Sievert -- Scarlet fever epidemics of the nineteenth century: a case of evolved pathogenic virulence? / Alan C. Swedlund and Alison K. Donta
  • The ecology of a health crisis: Gibraltar and the 1865 cholera epidemic / Lawrence A. Sawchuk and Stacie D.A. Burke -- War and population composition in Åland, Finland / James H. Mielke -- Infectious diseases in the historical archives: a modeling approach / Lisa Sattenspiel -- Where were the women? / Anne L. Grauer -- Malnutrition among northern peoples of Canada in the 1940s: an ecological and economic disaster / D. Ann Herring, Sylvia Abonyi and Robert D. Hoppa -- Archival research in physical anthropology / Malcolm T. Smith
Control code
CR9780511542534
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 341 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511542534
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Human biologists in the archives : demography, health, nutrition, and genetics in historical populations, edited by D. Ann Herring and Alan C. Swedlund
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Human biologists in the archives: demography, health, nutrition and genetics in historical populations / Alan C. Swedlund and D. Ann Herring -- The use of archives in the study of microevolution: changing demography and epidemiology in Escazú, Costa Rica / Lorena Madrigal -- Anthropometric data and population history / John H. Relethford -- For everything there is a season: Chumash Indian births, marriages, and deaths at the Alta California missions / Phillip L. Walker and John R. Johnson -- Children of the poor: infant mortality in the Erie County Almshouse during the mid nineteenth century / Rosanne L. Higgins -- Worked to the bone: the biomechanical consequences of 'labor therapy' at a nineteenth century asylum / Shawn M. Phillips -- Monitored growth: anthropometrics and health history records at a private New England middle school, 1935-1960 / Lynette Leidy Sievert -- Scarlet fever epidemics of the nineteenth century: a case of evolved pathogenic virulence? / Alan C. Swedlund and Alison K. Donta
  • The ecology of a health crisis: Gibraltar and the 1865 cholera epidemic / Lawrence A. Sawchuk and Stacie D.A. Burke -- War and population composition in Åland, Finland / James H. Mielke -- Infectious diseases in the historical archives: a modeling approach / Lisa Sattenspiel -- Where were the women? / Anne L. Grauer -- Malnutrition among northern peoples of Canada in the 1940s: an ecological and economic disaster / D. Ann Herring, Sylvia Abonyi and Robert D. Hoppa -- Archival research in physical anthropology / Malcolm T. Smith
Control code
CR9780511542534
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 341 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511542534
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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