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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


Massacres: Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology Approaches

Cheryl P. Anderson and Debra L. Martin (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781683400691
eISBN:
9781683400813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400691.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

Bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology offer unique perspectives on studies of mass violence and present opportunities to interpret human skeletal remains in a broader cultural context. Massacres ... 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


Children and Childhood in Bioarchaeology

Patrick Beauchesne and Sabrina C. Agarwal (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056807
eISBN:
9780813053653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056807.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

In recent years, interest in the lives of children in antiquity has flourished, creating many exciting new research opportunities for bioarchaeologists. In this book, the exploration of children’s ... 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


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


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


Introduction

Cheryl P. Anderson and Debra L. Martin

in Massacres: Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology Approaches

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781683400691
eISBN:
9781683400813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400691.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

Chapter 1 provides an overview for studying massacres from bioarchaeological and forensic anthropology perspectives. Various definitions of massacres and the difficulties of identifying one ... More


Rethinking Massacres: A Bioarchaeological and Forensic Investigation of Prehistoric Multiple Burials in the Tennessee River Valley

William E. de Vore, Keith P. Jacobi, and David H. Dye

in Massacres: Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology Approaches

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781683400691
eISBN:
9781683400813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400691.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

This research analyzes mass graves from the Middle Tennessee River Valley and highlights problems with how massacres are defined and identified in bioarchaeology. Definitions of mass graves and the ... More


Conclusion: What Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology Reveal about Massacres

Ryan P. Harrod

in Massacres: Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology Approaches

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781683400691
eISBN:
9781683400813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400691.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

The final chapter explores the theme of the volume and the contributions of the individual chapters to bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology. First, a review of the history of the meaning of 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


On Interdisciplinarity in Bioarchaeology

Cathy Willermet

in Bioarchaeology of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056005
eISBN:
9780813053783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056005.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Bioarchaeology began as an interdisciplinary enterprise, integrating biological anthropology and archaeology, and organized around central research problems, where researchers from different fields ... More


Understanding Late Classic Maya Mortuary Ritual in Caves: Dental Evidence of Health from Macro- and Microscopic Defects and Caries

Amy R. Michael, Gabriel D. Wrobel, and Jack Biggs

Cathy Willermet and Andrea Cucina (eds)

in Bioarchaeology of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056005
eISBN:
9780813053783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056005.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Bioarchaeology frequently investigates dental health in burial populations to make inferences about mortuary variability within and between ancient groups. In this chapter, micro- and macroscopic ... 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


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