The case studies provided in Case Studies for Advances in Paleoimaging will provide the reader with real-world scenarios and case examples that will help prepare researchers to discover new ways to apply the various modalities associated with the technology. This book is a follow-up to the Beckett and Conlogue’s classic work Paleoimaging (2009) and companion to their new contribution Advances in Paleoimaging (2020). The case studies outlined demonstrate the problem-solving nature of imaging research and the application of critical thought to unique problems.
Further, Case Studies for Advances in Paleoimaging demonstrates the incredible depth of application of these modalities including photography, endoscopy, x-ray fluorescence, plane radiography, digital radiography, and advanced imaging modalities like multi-detector computed tomography, micro-computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. Of particular note, case study seven, Contrast Media Injections, informs the researcher regarding methods to bring out specific anatomic structures that may be the target of a given research question.
Intended for students, faculty, and seasoned researchers, Case Studies for Advances in Paleoimaging presents actual cases from the authors’ vast experience in the application of paleoimaging modalities in order to answer unique research problems. The book also serves as a field manual for current and future researchers as they approach similar or new cases that present unique challenges. These cases demonstrate how the varied imaging methodologies can provide data which greatly enriches our understanding of the subject at hand, be it ancient cultural remains, forensic recovery, museum holdings, or other anthropological and archaeological artifacts.
Table of Contents
1: Case Study 1 - Large Objects
2: Case Study 2 - Zoological Specimens
3: Case Study 3 - Skeletal Remains
4: Case Study 4 - Mummified Remains
5: Case Study 5: Manufactured or Created Objects: Plane Radiography
6: Case Study 6: Teeth: Plane Radiography (Film); Clinical CT; microCT
7: Case Study 7 - Contrast Media Injections
8: Case Study 8 - Endoscopy and XRF Cases
Ronald G. Beckett is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Quinnipiac University. Gerald Conlogue is Co-Director of the Bioanthropology Research Institute at Quinnipiac College. In 1999, Beckett and Conologue co-founded the Bioanthropology Research Institute at Quinnipiac University. Their work with mummified remains has been featured in television documentaries on paleoimaging including on the Discovery, Learning, and National Geographic channels. For National Geographic, they travelled to over 13 countries where they served as co-hosts for a three-year, 40 episode documentary series called "The Mummy Road Show." In 2009, CRC Press published Paleoimaging: Field Applications for Cultural Remains and Artifacts and Advances in Paleoimaging in 2020. In addition to conducting paleoimaging research, they continue to speak at various scientific symposia, museums, and civic organizations around the world. Andrew J. Nelson is Professor of Anthropology (bioarchaeology) at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. He is widely published in the field of paleoimaging and his research interests include the use of non-destructive imaging of human skeletal remains and artifacts, Peruvian bioarchaeology, and hominin growth and development.