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Bioarchaeology<br />Robert Wu <br />ANP203<br />
What is Bioarchaeology?<br />Study and Analysis of Skeletal Remains<br />Diet/Nutrition<br />Disease<br />Physical Activit...
Methods ofAnalysis<br />Calipers<br />Observing the bone itself<br />Destructive Analysis<br />Stable Isotope Analysis<br ...
Stable Isotope Analysis<br />Stable Isotope Analysis measures the amount of <br /><ul><li>Carbon
Nitrogen
Oxygen
Strontium</li></ul>To identify a meat, plant, or marine meat – heavy diet. <br />
Biomechanical Analysis<br />Cross section cutting <br />Fine tooth Saw<br />Photographs + Software = Results<br />Mobility...
Radiocarbon Dating	<br />Amount of C-14 <br />Determines Age <br />Possibly Age-of-Death<br />
Genetic Testing<br />DNA<br />mtDNA<br />Pathogenic DNA<br />Blood Cell Antigens<br />Protein Polymorphisms<br />All help ...
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Bioarchaeology powerpoint

  1. 1. Bioarchaeology<br />Robert Wu <br />ANP203<br />
  2. 2. What is Bioarchaeology?<br />Study and Analysis of Skeletal Remains<br />Diet/Nutrition<br />Disease<br />Physical Activity <br />Age<br />Migration<br />Reconstructing the past<br />
  3. 3. Methods ofAnalysis<br />Calipers<br />Observing the bone itself<br />Destructive Analysis<br />Stable Isotope Analysis<br />Biomechanical Analysis<br />Radiocarbon Dating<br />Genetic Testing<br />Histology<br />Nondestructive Analysis<br />Biological Profile<br />
  4. 4. Stable Isotope Analysis<br />Stable Isotope Analysis measures the amount of <br /><ul><li>Carbon
  5. 5. Nitrogen
  6. 6. Oxygen
  7. 7. Strontium</li></ul>To identify a meat, plant, or marine meat – heavy diet. <br />
  8. 8. Biomechanical Analysis<br />Cross section cutting <br />Fine tooth Saw<br />Photographs + Software = Results<br />Mobility Patterns<br />Physical Activity<br />
  9. 9. Radiocarbon Dating <br />Amount of C-14 <br />Determines Age <br />Possibly Age-of-Death<br />
  10. 10. Genetic Testing<br />DNA<br />mtDNA<br />Pathogenic DNA<br />Blood Cell Antigens<br />Protein Polymorphisms<br />All help understand Genetic Diversity<br />
  11. 11. Histology <br />Analysis of the microstructure of bone and teeth<br />Determines the age of the buried<br />And possible diseases too!<br />
  12. 12. Limitations and Acts<br />UNESCO<br />United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. <br />Bans illicit import, export, trade/transfer of cultural property<br />NAGPRA - 1990<br />Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. <br />Tlingit Indians of Alaska<br />Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma<br />
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