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Wari Community Organization: Demography, Migration, and Mortuary Treatment

Tiffiny A. Tung

in Violence, Ritual, and the Wari Empire: A Social Bioarchaeology of Imperialism in the Ancient Andes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037677
eISBN:
9780813042183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037677.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter presents the age-at-death and sex distributions at all three sites, and the strontium isotope and ancient mtDNA data from Conchopata. Those demographic data are used to reconstruct the ... More


The Final Inequality: Variance in Age at Death

Shripad Tuljapurkar

in Demography and the Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226754727
eISBN:
9780226754758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226754758.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter examines what the author calls “the final inequality”—the variance in the age at death. While it is well known that life expectancy at birth and life expectancy conditional on age ten or ... More


Health and Disease: The Children

George J. Armelagos and Dennis P. Van Gerven

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054452
eISBN:
9780813053196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054452.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

In this chapter, we will present our research on the patterns of physiological stress and disease among the infants and children in our three Nubian communities. The discussion will begin with the ... More


Sense or Sensationalism?: Approaches to Explaining High Perinatal Mortality in the Past

Helen F. Gilmore and Siân E. Halcrow

in Tracing Childhood: Bioarchaeological Investigations of Early Lives in Antiquity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049830
eISBN:
9780813050324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049830.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Infanticide has been practised and documented in a wide range of cultures through time. However, its identification in archaeological contexts can be problematic, and has often been based solely on ... More


Health Inequality, Health Inequity, and Health Spending

Anthony B. Atkinson

in Inequalities in Health: Concepts, Measures, and Ethics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199931392
eISBN:
9780199345731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931392.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Health inequalities are at the forefront of public debate in many countries, including the United States and the European Union. Governments have in recent years set in place programmes to tackle ... More


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