The most effective way to discriminate a male from female skeleton
- Mortuary practices & Reassociation of skeletal remains with grave goods
- No legal context
- Lived experiences of past lives
Differences in femurs due to biological response to cultural stimulus
Lovejoy & Ruff
Cause of death is determined by
NOT a side effect of NAGPRA
End of bioarchaeology
NAGPRA stands for
Native American Graves Repatriation Act
Uses knowledge from current cultures to make inferences about past cultures
Bone dissolving cells
Cause of death is
- Cessation of breath
- Cardiac arrest
- Cessation of brain activity
Manner of death is
Circumstances surrounding a person's death
Bone growth during development primarily occurs at the
Bone forming cells
Fully mature bone cells
NOT a method of primate locomotion:
Number of bones in human body:
Sir W.E. Le Gros Clark
Florivorous primates have:
High sharp molars
Which species conceals estrus?
mode of locomotion which involves swinging from branch to branch.
NOT a primate trait
The following is NOT a primate mating system:
NOT an ape:
Size difference between males and females
NOT a prediction of sociobiology
What is NOT a constraint on male reproduction?
Distribution of food on the landscape
Which animal engages in post-reproductive period (menopause) maternal care?
The Grandmother Hypothesis explains?
Invest 13 years in the future
What is a constraint on female reproduction?
Access to resources
Process of aging
Non-biological stages of life
- First job
Highly constrained by evolution & life cycle
What does "osteo" mean?
What is bioarchaeology?
Study of ancient & historic human remains in a richly configured context that includes all possible reconstructions of the cultural and environmental variables relevant to interpretations drawn from those remains
What is osteology?
Study of bones (bioarchaeology, forensics, physical anthropology, paleopathology, paleoanthropology, anatomy)
Wealth of info
The human skeleton provides a wealth of information on the health, diet, lifestyle, ancestry, and demography of past peoples
What are the six physiological functions?
Support & movement, muscle attachment, protects vital organs, contains marrow, stores for calcium & phosphorus, synchronizes w/ hormonal system