Bioarchaeology International provides rigorous peer-reviewed publication of substantive articles in the growing field of bioarchaeology. This vibrant, interdisciplinary field of study cross-cuts biological anthropology, archaeology, and social theory to situate past peoples within their biological, cultural, and environmental circumstances. Bioarchaeology emphasizes not only the study of human remains but the integrative analysis and interpretation of their context, including the archaeological, socio-cultural and political milieu, and environmental setting. Bioarchaeologists use both state-of-the-art methodological innovation and theory to investigate a diversity of questions.

The goal of this new quarterly journal is to publish research articles, brief reports, and invited commentary essays that are contextually and theoretically informed and explore the human condition and ways in which human remains and their funerary contexts can provide unique insight on variation, behavior and lifestyle of past people and communities. Submissions from around the globe using varying scales of analysis that focus on theoretical and methodological issues in the field are encouraged.

Vol. 5 No. 3–4 (2021)

Published: 2021-12-20

Exploring Dental Modification from Coastal Ecuador from an Unprovenienced Museum Collection

Sara L. Juengst, Brittany Hundman, John Krigbaum, George D. Kamenov



In South America, most examples of dental modification come from Ecuador; however, none have been directly radiocarbon dated and few have...

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Weaning among Colonists from Montreal and Environs

What Can Nitrogen Isotope Analysis on Dentine Tell Us?

Eléa Gutierrez, Isabelle Ribot, Jean-François Hélie

This paleochemical study explores the differences and similarities in weaning practices between two colonist populations buried in Montreal and...

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Human Skeletal Remains Recovered from a Napo Funerary Urn in the Ecuadorian Amazon

A Taphonomic and Mortuary Assessment

Nicole A. Jastremski, Alejandra Sánchez-Polo



There is very little published literature regarding pre-Columbian burial practices that include human skeletal remains of the Napo culture (A.D....

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Disability and Difference on the New Zealand Frontier

Possible Skeletal Dysplasia in Nineteenth-Century Milton, Otago

Anne Marie E. Snoddy, Charlotte L. King, Peter Petchey, Justyna J. Miszkiewicz, Rebecca L. Kinaston, Hallie R. Buckley



The mid-nineteenth century saw extensive diaspora from Europe to the antipodes. New Zealand in particular was marketed to the poor and middle...

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Postmortem Animal Interference in an Indigenous Burial (Lanzarote, Canary Islands)

Implications for Archaeological Research

Verónica Alberto-Barroso, Marco Antonio Moreno-Benítez, Teresa Delgado-Darias, Félix Mendoza-Medina, Ibán Suárez- Medina, Javier Velasco- Vázquez



This article addresses the study of an indigenous burial at Mina Mountain (Lanzarote), dating from cal A.D. 1300 to 1402. Pre-European funerary...

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