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Life and Death on the Nile: A Bioethnography of Three Ancient Nubian Communities

George J. Armelagos and Dennis P. Van Gerven


This book is an account of half a century of scientific investigation of life and death in three ancient Nubian communities. The research coheres around a single, unifying theme: namely that the evolution and adaptation of human populations, both living and dead, results from a complex interaction between human biology and the cultural and natural environment. This has come to be known as a biocultural approach.Each chapter is a presentation of one aspect of our program of biocultural analysis. The analyses of cranial morphology investigates the relationship changes in the Nubian diet and the ... More

Keywords: Biocultural, Cranial morphology, Physiological stress, diseases, Case studies, Cribra orbitalia, Enamel defects

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780813054452
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813054452.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George J. Armelagos, author

Dennis P. Van Gerven, author
University of Colorado Boulder