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Advances in Paleoimaging

Applications for Paleoanthropology, Bioarchaeology, Forensics, and Cultural Artefacts, 1st Edition

Edited by Ronald G. Beckett, Gerald J. Conlogue

CRC Press

288 pages | 140 Color Illus.

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Advances in Paleoimaging: Applications for Paleoanthropology, Bioarchaeology, Forensics, and Cultural Artefacts builds on the research and advances in technology since the writing of the editors’ first book Paleoimaging: Field Applications for Cultural Remains and Artifacts (ISBN: 9781420090710). Numerous additional applications have been identified for which the advancing imaging technology has been utilized since Paleoimaging’s publication. Practices are far more wide-spread, standardized, and accepted and the capabilities for the utilization of the technology has increased dramatically.

Given the numerous advances in paleoimaging technique and technology, the book chronicles the the evolution that has taken place in all the imaging modalities. Chapters include coverage of magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, plane and digital radiography, applications of x-ray fluorescence, as well as the principles of industrial radiography. While the book focuses on a multimodal imaging approach to anthropological and archaeological research, the authors and contributing authors have had vast experience in other areas to present coverage of biological applications as well.

The multidisciplinary chapters provide a foundation to understand the application of various imaging modalities in archaeological, anthropological, bioanthropological, and forensic settings. As such, Advances in Paleoimaging will serves as an essential reference for conservators, museum archivists, forensic anthropologists, paleopathologists, archaeologists, a perform non-destructive research on historical or culturally significant artifacts, remains, or in the context of a forensic investigation.

Table of Contents

DEDICATION

FORWARD – Andrew Nelson

PREFACE 1ST EDITION: Ronald Beckett and Gerald Conlogue

PREFACE 2ND EDITION: Gerald Conlogue

CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

WEBSITE SUPPORT

Chapter 1 – PHOTOGRAPHY ASSOCIATED WITH PALEOIMAGING: WITH NOTES ON VIDEOGRAPHY, LIDAR, GROUND PENETRATING RADAR, AND 3D SURFACE SCANNING Ronald Beckett and Michael Wright

Chapter 2 – ENDOSCOPY IN ANTHROPOLOGICAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS Ronald Beckett:

Chapter 3 – XRF (X-ray Fluorescence) Ronald Beckett

Chapter 4 – PLANE RADIOGRAPHY, DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY, MAMMOGRAPHY, TOMOSYNTHESES, AND FLUOROSCOPY Gerald Conlogue, Robert Lombardo, Bill Hennessy, Mark Viner, and Alicia Giaimo

Chapter 5 – CONTRAST MEDIA Gerald Conlogue and Ronald Beckett

Chapter 6 – INDUSTRIAL RADIOGRAPHY Robert Lombardo and Gerald Conlogue

Chapter 7 – COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (CT), MULTI-DETECTOR COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (MDCT), MICRO CT, AND CONE BEAM COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (CBCT) Gerald Conlogue, Andrew Nelson and Alan Lurie

Chapter 8 – MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING John Posh and Gerald Conlogue

Chapter 9 – DEVELOPMENT OF STUDY STRATEGIES - Introduction

Section 1 – ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS Ronald Beckett and Andrew Nelson

Section 2 –DETERMINING IMAGING NEEDS Gerald Conlogue, Ronald Beckett and

Mark Viner

Section 3 – WORKFLOW (THROUGHPUT) – SYSTEMS DESIGN FOR FIELD RESEARCH Gerald Conlogue, Ronald Beckett, and Mark Viner

Section 4 – RADIOGRAPHIC DATA FORMATS, GRAPHIC SOFTWARE AND ONLINE DATA REPOSITORIES Andrew Nelson

Section 5 – INTERPRETATION STRATEGIES Gerald Conlogue, Sahar Saleem and Péter Zádori, PhD MD

Section 6 – INTEGRATION OF BIOARCHAEOLOGY AND BIOARCHAEOLOGY OF CARE MODELS Ronald Beckett

Section 7 –FIELD PALEOIMAGING SAFETY AND HEALTH CHALLENGES Ronald Beckett and Mark Viner

Section 8 – RADIATION PROTECTION AND SAFETY Mark Viner and Gerald Conlogue

APPENDIX

Appendix A – Recording Form for Plane Radiographic Examination – Field Data Sheet

Appendix B – Recording Form for Computed Tomography

Appendix C – Recording Form for MicroCT

Appendix D – Recording Form for XRF

Appendix E – Recording Form for Endoscopy

Appendix F – Radiologist Preliminary Interpretations Form

Appendix G – Example of Risk Assessment Documentation

Appendix H – Expedition Kit List – Papua New Guinea

Appendix I – Statement of Health

Appendix J – Radiation Protection Examples from the Oxford Project (see Chapter 9 section 8):

J.1– Risk Assessment and Dose Calculation for Oxford Project

J.2 – Local Radiation Rules for Oxford Project

INDEX

About the Editors

Ronald G. Beckett is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Quinnipiac University. Beckett began his career as a respiratory therapist and became a supervisor at Tucson General Hospital in Tucson, Arizona, in 1977. While there he was an instructor for the Pima Community College's program in respiratory care. Beckett moved to Rhode Island in 1983 where he established the first college-based program in Respiratory Care in the state at the Community College of Rhode Island. Not long after the program was accredited, Beckett moved to Hamden, Connecticut, where he became director of the bachelors degree program in Respiratory Care at Quinnipiac University. He soon became Chairman of the department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences and Diagnostic Imaging, a position he held for 23 years. Following a conversation with co-author Conlogue regarding mummy research, Beckett realized the endoscopic imaging potential in bioanthropological settings. He began conducting experiments using the combination of radiography and endsocopy in the laboratory setting. Finding that the techniques were complementary, Beckett began to work with Conlogue on projects involving the paleoimaging of mummified remains in 1996. Following the initial work in the Cardiopulmonary Sciences laboratory, Beckett began to apply endoscopy in concert with radiography on the Max Uhle collection of mummies from Pachacamac Peru at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Techniques were further developed through paleoimaging projects involving mummified remains at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven, Connecticut. Beckett continued to refine and develop new field techniques and skills in bioanthropological data collection using endoscopic instrumentation. In 1999, Beckett and Gerald Conlogue co-founded the Bioanthropology Research Institute at Quinnipiac University. Beckett's work with mummified remains has been featured in many television documentaries regarding paleoimaging on the Discovery and Learning Channels. Beckett and Conlogue's field paleoimaging work, caught the interest of the National Geographic Channel and they served as co-hosts for a three year, 40 episode documentary series called "The Mummy Road Show". Their work with National Geographic took them to over 13 countries conducting paleoimaging research on mummified remains and artifacts. In 2005, they published "Mummy Dearest", a behind the scenes look and in depth account of their experiences producing the series. In the fall of 2009 CRC Press has published their second book, "Paleoimaging, Field Applications for Cultural Remains and Artifacts". Beckett continues to be an invited speaker at many universities as well as at domestic and international scientific symposia. He continues to conduct paleoimaging research and gives public presentations for museums and civic organizations.

Gerald Conlogue is Co-Director of the Bioanthropology Research Institute at Quinnipiac College. In 1999, Beckett and Gerald Conlogue co-founded the Bioanthropology Research Institute at Quinnipiac University. He hold a BS in Animal Sciences from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s of Health Science from Quinnipiac College. He has worked as a professors since 1984 and has taught and worked at Quinnipiac College since 1992. Conlogue began to work with Ronald Beckett on projects involving the paleoimaging of mummified remains in 1996. Their work with National Geographic took them to over 13 countries conducting paleoimaging research on mummified remains and artifacts. In 2005, they published "Mummy Dearest", a behind the scenes look and in depth account of their experiences producing the series. In the fall of 2009 CRC Press has published their second book, "Paleoimaging, Field Applications for Cultural Remains and Artifacts". Conlogue continues to be an invited speaker at many universities as well as at domestic and international scientific symposia. He continues to conduct paleoimaging research and gives public presentations for museums and civic organizations.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART056000
ART / Conservation & Preservation
LAW041000
LAW / Forensic Science
SOC002000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
SOC003000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology