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. 4 No. 2 (2020): Living and Dying in Mountain Landscapes

Published: 2021-02-05

Living and Dying in Mountain Landscapes

An Introduction

Jess Beck, Colin P. Quinn

75–88

Abstract

In this introduction to the thematic issue Living and Dying in Mountain Landscapes, we develop an analytical framework for the...

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Bioarchaeology and Mountain Landscapes in Transylvania's Golden Quadrangle

Jess Beck, Horia Ciugudean, Colin P. Quinn

89–110

Abstract

The Apuseni Mountains of southwestern Transylvania (Romania) are home to the richest gold and copper deposits in Europe, key resources that...

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Regional Coalescence or Further Regionalization?

Identity Formation through Mortuary Rituals at the Bronze–Iron Age Transition in Lika, Croatia

Emily Zavodny

111–129

Abstract

Prehistoric cultural and sociopolitical development in the mountainous region of Lika, Croatia, is still poorly understood, despite over a...

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Interdisciplinary Approaches to Reconstructing Early Population History in the High Himalayas of Nepal

Jacqueline T. Eng, Mark Aldenderfer

130–149

Abstract

Anthropological research in the high-elevation regions of northwestern Nepal offers insights into the population
history of the Himalayan arc...

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