Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/193280
Title:
The Isolated Human Bone From Grasshopper Pueblo (AZ P:14:1[ASM])
Author:
Margolis, Michael Martin
Issue Date:
2007
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This paper presents research on isolated human remains from Grasshopper Pueblo and analyzes the processes by which bone becomes displaced from burials. Isolated human bone has never been systematically examined, which represents a significant gap in the study of the prehistoric American Southwest. This research is important because it is the first determination of the pattern of isolated bone found at an archaeological site and the formation processes that are responsible. It is also relevant for the creation of a standard isolated bone methodology and because it enables a better understanding of burial assemblages and anomalous assemblages of culturally modified bone.Subadults dominate the assemblage and larger elements are better represented than smaller elements. Most of the modifications present are postmortem but perimortem breakage and toolmarks are also present. This research produced a baseline of detailed data on isolated human bone in which patterns and anomalies can be inferred; the results suggest multiple causes of the isolation of the specimens, including prehistoric cultural disturbance, rodent disturbance, and the process of excavation.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
isolated human bone; taphonomy; cultural modification; Mogollon; Grasshopper Pueblo
Degree Name:
MA
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Anthropology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Pavao-Zuckerman, Barnet

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleThe Isolated Human Bone From Grasshopper Pueblo (AZ P:14:1[ASM])en_US
dc.creatorMargolis, Michael Martinen_US
dc.contributor.authorMargolis, Michael Martinen_US
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents research on isolated human remains from Grasshopper Pueblo and analyzes the processes by which bone becomes displaced from burials. Isolated human bone has never been systematically examined, which represents a significant gap in the study of the prehistoric American Southwest. This research is important because it is the first determination of the pattern of isolated bone found at an archaeological site and the formation processes that are responsible. It is also relevant for the creation of a standard isolated bone methodology and because it enables a better understanding of burial assemblages and anomalous assemblages of culturally modified bone.Subadults dominate the assemblage and larger elements are better represented than smaller elements. Most of the modifications present are postmortem but perimortem breakage and toolmarks are also present. This research produced a baseline of detailed data on isolated human bone in which patterns and anomalies can be inferred; the results suggest multiple causes of the isolation of the specimens, including prehistoric cultural disturbance, rodent disturbance, and the process of excavation.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectisolated human boneen_US
dc.subjecttaphonomyen_US
dc.subjectcultural modificationen_US
dc.subjectMogollonen_US
dc.subjectGrasshopper Puebloen_US
thesis.degree.nameMAen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairPavao-Zuckerman, Barneten_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBeck, Laneen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberReid, J. Jeffersonen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPavao-Zuckerman, Barneten_US
dc.identifier.proquest2531en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659748435en_US
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