Bioarcheologia niepetnosprawnosci

Translated title of the contribution: The bioarcheology of disability

Magdalena Domicela Matczak, Jane E. Buikstra, Jessica Pearson, Andrzej Marek Wyrwa

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The authors discuss disability research conducted within the framework of the bioarcheology of disability- A trend that has seen dynamic development in recent years. They outline the history of this research, its goals, methods and theoretical approaches. Bioarcheology, which focuses on studying osteological material in a cultural context, provides meaningful information on the diseases and impairments experienced by people in the past This research has shown that different attitudes to disabled people have been adopted across the ages. Discussing these attitudes, the authors focus on care and concern for disabled people. They then present the debate on the key research problems of the bioarcheology of disability and make new research proposals.

Translated title of the contributionThe bioarcheology of disability
Original languagePolish
Pages (from-to)158-174
Number of pages17
JournalTeksty Drugie
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2020


  • Bioarcheology
  • Disability
  • History of bioarcheologiy
  • History of science

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Literature and Literary Theory


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