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Bioarchaeology and Climate Change: A View from South Asian Prehistory

Gwen Robbins Schug

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036670
eISBN:
9780813041803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036670.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

During the second millennium B.C. hundreds of villages were founded in peninsular India. The people of the Deccan Chalcolithic period relied on farming drought-resistant barley and wheat. They raised ... More


Bioarchaeology of Classical Kamarina: Life and Death in Greek Sicily

Carrie L. Sulosky Weaver

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061122
eISBN:
9780813051406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061122.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Using the concept of materiality as an interpretive framework, Carrie Sulosky Weaver presents an interdisciplinary examination of the Passo Marinaro necropolis (ca. 5th to 3rd c. BCE) for the purpose ... More


Conclusion

Jonny Geber

in Victims of Ireland'S Great Famine: The Bioarchaeology of Mass Burials at Kilkenny Union Workhouse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061177
eISBN:
9780813051475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061177.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The unique opportunity to explore the experience of the Great Irish Famine through a bioarchaeological analysis of the skeletal remains of its victims has provided insights not only into the how this ... More


Bones of Complexity: Bioarchaeological Case Studies of Social Organization and Skeletal Biology

Haagen D. Klaus, Amanda R. Harvey, and Mark N. Cohen (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813062235
eISBN:
9780813051901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062235.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

The histories of many human societies over the last ten millennia have been characterized by increasing social complexity and economic inequality. This phenomenon ranks among the intellectually ... More


Reading the Bones: Activity, Biology, and Culture

Elizabeth Weiss

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054988
eISBN:
9780813053707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054988.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

Do skeletal indicators used to reconstruct past people’s activity patterns actually reflect biological differences? This book reviews the literature on the most commonly utilized activity pattern ... More


Colonized Bodies, Worlds Transformed: Toward a Global Bioarchaeology of Contact and Colonialism

Melissa S. Murphy and Haagen D. Klaus (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813060750
eISBN:
9780813051918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060750.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Contact between separate human cultures have led to some significant adaptive transitions of humankind, particularly the collision between the Eastern and the Western Hemispheres beginning in A.D. ... More


Bioarchaeology and Behavior: The People of the Ancient Near East

Megan A. Perry (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813042299
eISBN:
9780813043449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042299.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The volume presents a broad array of bioarchaeological techniques that can illuminate the lives of individuals in the eastern Mediterranean and Near East and the promise of bioarchaeological research ... More


Victims of Ireland'S Great Famine: The Bioarchaeology of Mass Burials at Kilkenny Union Workhouse

Jonny Geber

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061177
eISBN:
9780813051475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061177.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The Great Famine (1845–1852) is a watershed in Irish history. With one million dead and just as many forced to flee hunger, starvation, and disease, Irelands “Great Hunger” is among the worst famines ... More


Setting the Stage for a Bioarchaeology of the Great Irish Famine

Jonny Geber

in Victims of Ireland'S Great Famine: The Bioarchaeology of Mass Burials at Kilkenny Union Workhouse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061177
eISBN:
9780813051475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061177.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Long constrained by the political and cultural tensions informing Anglo-Irish relations, the historiography of the Great Irish Famine has traditionally received only limited interest from academic ... More


A Life Endured in Poverty: A Social Bioarchaeology of the “Deserving Poor”

Jonny Geber

in Victims of Ireland'S Great Famine: The Bioarchaeology of Mass Burials at Kilkenny Union Workhouse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061177
eISBN:
9780813051475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061177.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Relatively little is known about the lives of the poor in Ireland during the nineteenth century. Bioarchaeological analysis of skeletal remains from the Kilkenny Union Workhouse mass burials indicate ... More


The Bioarchaeology of the Human Experience of Famine and Disaster: Shedding New Light on the Realities of the Great Irish Famine

Jonny Geber

in Victims of Ireland'S Great Famine: The Bioarchaeology of Mass Burials at Kilkenny Union Workhouse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061177
eISBN:
9780813051475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061177.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Those who suffered the Great Irish Famine most were the poor and the destitute, and they represented the vast majority of Ireland’s one million Famine dead during this period. Those who died in the ... More


Origins

Clark Spencer Larsen

in Bioarchaeology and Climate Change: A View from South Asian Prehistory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036670
eISBN:
9780813041803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036670.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter presents an overview of the archaeology of a period known as the Deccan Chalcolithic. It begins by describing the origin and development of agrarian life in a semi-arid region of ... More


Rethinking Anthropological Perspectives on Migration

Graciela S. Cabana and Jeffery J. Clark (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036076
eISBN:
9780813041780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036076.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

All too often, anthropologists study specific facets of human migration without guidance from the other subdisciplines (archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and linguistics) ... More


The Bioarchaeology of Individuals

Ann L. W. Stodder and Ann M. Palkovich (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038070
eISBN:
9780813043135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038070.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This book is a compilation of osteobiographies: life histories of individuals whose remains were recovered from archaeological sites all over the world. The essays include contributions by some forty ... More


Life Conditions and Health in Early Farmers: A Global Perspective on Costs and Consequences of a Fundamental Transition

Clark Spencer Larsen

in Early Farmers: The View from Archaeology and Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265758
eISBN:
9780191771965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265758.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Human remains provide a fund of data for documenting and interpreting the quality of life, living conditions, and the costs and benefits of the foraging-to-farming transition and the dependence on ... More


Mass Graves of the LBK: Patterns and Peculiarities

Christian Meyer, Christian Lohr, Olaf Kürbis, Veit Dresely, Wolfgang Haak, Christina J. Adler, Detlef Gronenborn, and Kurt W. Alt

in Early Farmers: The View from Archaeology and Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265758
eISBN:
9780191771965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265758.003.0016
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Truly deviant grave features exist with the known Linearbandkeramik (LBK) mass graves from Germany, which share the absence of grave goods, erratic commingling of bodies, a location within a ... More


The Bioarchaeology of the Human Head: Decapitation, Decoration, and Deformation

Michelle Bonogofsky (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813035567
eISBN:
9780813041766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035567.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Featuring a wealth of case studies on human skulls recovered from ethnographic and archaeological contexts around the world, this book focuses on the question of whose skulls and heads were collected ... More


The Bioarchaeology of Identity

KELLY J. KNUDSON and CHRISTOPHER M. STOJANOWSKI

in Bioarchaeology and Identity in the Americas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036786
eISBN:
9780813041865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036786.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter introduces the broader context of bioarchaeological research within anthropology, as well as the typical types of research linked to social-identities studies in the study of the past. ... More


The Moran Site (22HR511): An Early-Eighteenth-Century French Colonial Cemetery in Nouveau Biloxi, Mississippi

KENNETH G. KELLY and MEREDITH D. HARDY

in French Colonial Archaeology in the Southeast and Caribbean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036809
eISBN:
9780813041841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036809.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

For the years 1720 to 1722, Biloxi, Mississippi served as a staging area for thousands of European immigrants brought to settle the Louisiana colony by John Law and The Company of the West. Many died ... More


Contextualizing the Human Head: An Introduction

Michelle Bonogofsky

in The Bioarchaeology of the Human Head: Decapitation, Decoration, and Deformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813035567
eISBN:
9780813041766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035567.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This introductory chapter discusses a wide variety of biological and cultural manipulations involving human heads and skulls recovered from archaeological and ethnographic contexts around the globe, ... More


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