Bioarchaeology: The Contextual Analysis of Human Remains

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Jane E. Buikstra, Lane A. Beck
Left Coast Press, 2009 - 628 pages
The core subject matter of bioarchaeology is the lives of past peoples, interpreted anthropologically. Human remains, contextualized archaeologically and historically, form the unit of study. Integrative and frequently inter-disciplinary, bioarchaeology draws methods and theoretical perspectives from across the sciences and the humanities. Bioarchaeology: The Contextual Study of Human Remains focuses upon the contemporary practice of bioarchaeology in North American contexts, its accomplishments and challenges. Appendixes, a glossary and 150 page bibliography make the volume extremely useful for research and teaching.

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Jane Buikstra heads the Center for Bioarchaeology at Arizona State University and is a member of the National Academy of Science. Her work in the Lower Illinois River Valley fostered the development of Bioarchaeology and she continues to be the leading scholar in this field. Lane Beck is an Associate Curator of Bioarchaeology at the Arizona State Museum and Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Arizona. She has nearly 30 years of field and laboratory experience in Bioarchaeology. Her major interests involve Bioarchaeology, Ethnohistory, and Mortuary Analysis.

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