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Suggested Readings (texts can be sent electronically

upon request)
Why study Physical Anthropology
1. Watch:
Click on: Anthropology Dave Hunt: Part I; Collections Manager Dave Hunt
discusses his path to becoming a physical anthropologist.
Also watch Anthropology Dave Hunt: Part II: Collections Manager Dave Hunt
describes the physical collections and their importance
2. Read:
White, T., Black, M.T., and Folkens, P. 2012. Human Osteology, 3
edition. Oxford: Elsevier.
DAY 1: Introducing Physical Anthropology, the basics
Ch. 2-3 of Human Osteology
directional terms
anatomical terminology
variation in the human skeleton due to age, sex and individual
bone biology and histology
Ch. 4 & Ch. 5 of Human Osteology
cranium and mandible
DAY 2: Determining Age and Sex
Ch. 18 in Human Osteology
DAY 3: Estimation of Race and Stature
Sauer, N. 1992. Forensic anthropology and the concept of race: If races dont exist, why are
forensic anthropologists so good at identifying them? Social Science and
Medicine vol 34, 2: 107-111.
Kleplinger, L.L. 2006. Fundamentals of Forensic Anthropology. Hoboken: John Wiley &
Ch. 6: Deciphering Ancestral Background
Ch. 7: Stature Estimation
DAY 4: Human vs. Non-Human Remains
France, D.L. 2009. Human and Non-human Bone Identification: A Color
Atlas. Boca Raton: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group.
DAY 5: Paleodietary Analysis (C and N); Ancient migration and mobility (Sr and O); microwear and
residue analysis.
Students will select which paper they would like to critique and present.
White, C. 2004. Exploring the effects of environment, physiology, and
diet on oxygen isotope ratios in ancient Nubian bones and teeth.
Journal of Archaeological Science 31:p. 233-250.
Ungar et al., P.S. 2010. Molar microwear textures and the diets
ofAustralopithecus anamensis and Australopithecus afarensis. Philos
Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 365(1556): 3345-3354.
Copley et al. 2005. Processing of milk products in pottery vessels
through British prehistory. Antiquity 79: 895-908.
Muldner, G. and Richards, M.P. 2005. Fast or feast: reconstructing diet
in later medieval England by stable isotope analysis. Journal of
Archaeological Science 32: 39-48.
Price, T. D. et al. 2006. Early African Diaspora in Colonial Campeche,
Mexico: Strontium Isotopic Evidence. American Journal of Physical
Anthropology 130:485-490.
Schroeder, H. 2009. Trans-Atlantic Slavery: Isotopic Evidence for
Forced Migration to Barbados. American Journal of Physical
Anthropology 139:547-557.
Wright, L.E. 2012. Immigration to Tikal, Guatemala: Evidence from
stable strontium and oxygen isotopes. Journal of Anthropological
Archaeology 31: 334-352.
Conlee, C.A. et al. 2009. Identifying foreigners versus locals in a burial
population from Nasca, Peru: an investigation using strontium isotope
analysis. Journal of Archaeological Science 36: 2755-2764.
Beaumont, J. et al. 2013. Victims and Survivors: Stable Isotopes Used
to Identify Migrants From the Great Irish Famine to 19
London. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 150:87-98.
Nitsch, E. 2011. Using stable isotope analysis to examine the effect of
economic change on breastfeeding practices in Spitalfields, London,
UK. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 146:619-628.
Kusaka, S. et al. 2009. A strontium isotope analysis on the relationship
between ritual tooth ablation and migration among the Jomon people
in Japan. Journal of Archaeological Science 36: 2289- 2297.
Rutgers, L.V. 2009. Stable isotope data form the early Christian
catacombs of ancient Rome: new insights into the dietary habits of
Romes early Christians. Journal of Archaeological Science 36, 5:1127-
DAY 6: Regional Applications
Lazer, E. 2009. Resurrecting Pompeii. Abingdon: Routledge.
Capasso, L. 2000. Herculaneum victims of the volcanic eruptions of Vesuvius in 79AD. The
Lancet, 356(9238): 1344-1346.
Capasso, L. 2007. Infectious diseases and eating habits at Herculaneum
century AD, southern Italy). International Journal of Osteoarchaeology
DAY 7: Pathologies, trauma, and non-metric variation
Aufderheide, A.C. & Rodriguez-Martin, C (eds.) 2008. The Cambridge
Encyclopedia of Paleopathology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
DAY 8: Determining Age by Social Context
DAY 9: Ethics and Legislation
Thomas, David H. 2000. Skull Wars: Kennewick Man, Archaeology and the Battle for
Native American Identity. New York: Basic Books.
Human Osteology
Ch. 17: Ethics in Osteology
DAY 10: Student Presentations of Biological Profiles

E-book on the region
see page 48 for a description of the church we will be working at
see page 53 for the villa at Lauro that we may visit
see page 58 for the castle in the valley of Lauro that we may visit