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"Paleonutrition is the analysis of prehistoric human diets and the interpretation of dietary intake in relation to health and nutrition. As a field of study, it addresses prehistoric diets in order to determine the biological and cultural implications for individuals as well as for entire populations, placing archaeological interpretations into an anthropological context. Throughout history, and long before written records, human culture has been constantly in flux, The study of paleonutrition provides valuable insights into shifts and changes in human history, whatever their causes," "This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date book on the topic, Intended for students and professionals, it describes the nature of paleonutrition studies, reviews the history of paleonutrition research, discusses methodological issues in the reconstruction of prehistoric diets, presents theoretical frameworks frequently used in paleo nutrition research, and showcases examples in which paleonutritional analyses have been successfully conducted on prehistoric individuals, groups, and populations. It offers an integrative approach to understanding state-of-the-art anthropological dietary, health, and nutritional assessments. The most recent and innovative methods used to reconstruct prehistoric diets are discussed, along with the major ways in which paleonutrition data are recovered, analyzed, and interpreted."--Jacket
Print Book, English, ©2010
University of Arizona Press, Tucson, ©2010
viii, 372 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
9780816527946, 0816527946
The paleonutrition data base: direct data
The paleonutrition data base: indirect data
Issues in the recovery of paleonutritional data
Interpretation and integration
Case studies Connect to MyiLibrary resource