Bioarchaeology: The Contextual Analysis of Human Remains

Jane E. Buikstra, Lane Anderson Beck

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages606
ISBN (Electronic)9781315432922
ISBN (Print)9781598744507
StatePublished - Mar 2 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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