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Building Bones: Bone Formation and Development in Anthropology

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Building Bones: Bone Formation and Development in Anthropology
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Bone is the tissue most frequently recovered archaeologically and is the material most commonly studied by biological anthropologists, who are interested in how skeletons change shape during growth and across evolutionary time. This volume brings together a range of contemporary studies of bone growth and development to highlight how cross-disciplinary research and new methods can enhance our anthropological understanding of skeletal variation. The novel use of imaging techniques from developmental biology, advanced sequencing methods from genetics, and perspectives from evolutionary developmental biology improve our ability to understand the bases of modern human and primate variation. Animal models can also be used to provide a broad biological perspective to the systematic study of humans. This volume is a testament to the drive of anthropologists to understand biological and evolutionary processes that underlie changes in bone morphology and illustrates the continued value of incorporating multiple perspectives within anthropological inquiry.

Author Biography

Christopher J. Percival is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Calgary. His research focuses on the basis for variation in skull form, in particular focusing on quantifying the role that interactions between tissues play in defining craniofacial morphology. Joan T. Richtsmeier is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at Pennsylvania State University. Her research seeks to understand the complex genetic and developmental basis of variation in head shape in development, disease and evolution.
Release date NZ
February 23rd, 2017
Contributors
Edited by Christopher J. Percival Edited by Joan T. Richtsmeier
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
48 b/w illus. 20 tables
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
332
Dimensions
174x247x20
ISBN-13
9781107122789
Product ID
26801888

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