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The Resource Activity, Diet and Social Practice : Addressing Everyday Life in Human Skeletal Remains, by Sarah Schrader, (electronic resource)

Activity, Diet and Social Practice : Addressing Everyday Life in Human Skeletal Remains, by Sarah Schrader, (electronic resource)

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Activity, Diet and Social Practice : Addressing Everyday Life in Human Skeletal Remains
Title
Activity, Diet and Social Practice
Title remainder
Addressing Everyday Life in Human Skeletal Remains
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by Sarah Schrader
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Language
eng
Summary
Day-to-day activities are important in the development of social identities, the establishment of social standing, and the communal understanding of societal rules. This perspective is broadly referred to as practice theory and relates to the power of an overarching social structure and the individual actors that exist within it. Practice theory has made an important contribution to anthropological and archaeological research as these fields are particularly interested in daily life and the importance of these actions. This volume argues that practice theory can also be used in a bioarchaeological context through the examination of human skeletal remains and the archaeological context in which they were excavated. Bioarchaeology offers a unique perspective on these day-to-day experiences—skeletal tissue is constantly undergoing a process of change and, as a living biological system, it can adapt to external forces. Furthermore, bioarchaeological studies are multi-scalar and can examine individuals, groups, or entire populations. Using osteological indicators of activity patterns (entheseal changes, osteoarthritis) and dietary isotopes (carbon, nitrogen) as examples, this book addresses patterns of everyday life in the ancient past. Physical activities and food consumption are actions that are carried out on a daily basis. While bioarchaeology does not have the ability to recreate specific day-to-day activities, we can assess broad trends in everyday life. The volume illustrates these points using examples from the Ancient Nile Valley. Through the examination of over 800 Egyptian and Nubian individuals from five different archaeological sites, the research addresses patterns of everyday life as they relate to social inequality, agency, and practice. Beyond osteological indicators of activity and dietary patterns, this book also discusses additional methods that can be pursed to draw attention to daily life. Lastly, this book also highlights the applicability of and potential contribution that practice theory can make to this area of research.--
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Schrader, Sarah
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non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Springer eBooks
  • Springer eBooks.
  • Bioarchaeology and Social Theory,
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Archaeology
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Activity, Diet and Social Practice : Addressing Everyday Life in Human Skeletal Remains, by Sarah Schrader, (electronic resource)
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http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-02544-1
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online resource
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. The Anthropology and Bioarchaeology of Quotidian Experiences -- Chapter 2. Social Practice and Theoretical Integration of Everyday -- Chapter 3. Bioarchaeological Approaches to Activity Reconstruction -- Chapter 4. Examining Diet and Foodways via Human Remains -- Chapter 5. Day-to-Day Life in Ancient Nubia -- Chapter 6. Conclusions and Future Directions
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978-3-030-02544-1
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XII, 213 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783030025441
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
22 illustrations, 14 illustrations in color.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1089391755
Label
Activity, Diet and Social Practice : Addressing Everyday Life in Human Skeletal Remains, by Sarah Schrader, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-02544-1
Publication
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
Chapter 1. The Anthropology and Bioarchaeology of Quotidian Experiences -- Chapter 2. Social Practice and Theoretical Integration of Everyday -- Chapter 3. Bioarchaeological Approaches to Activity Reconstruction -- Chapter 4. Examining Diet and Foodways via Human Remains -- Chapter 5. Day-to-Day Life in Ancient Nubia -- Chapter 6. Conclusions and Future Directions
Control code
978-3-030-02544-1
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XII, 213 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783030025441
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
22 illustrations, 14 illustrations in color.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1089391755

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