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. 3–4 (2020)

Published: 2021-07-21

From the Foundation to a Vision of the Future

A Note from the Founding Editors

Sabrina C. Agarwal, Brenda J. Baker



A note from the founding editors of Bioarchaeology International

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Heads over Tails? An Exploration of Anatomical Arrangement within Cremation Urns from Bronze Age Hungary.

Kylie A. Williamson , Erika B. Danella, Jaime Ullinger, László Paja, Julia Giblin



Although cremation is a well-known and common method of mortuary treatment in prehistory, there is a relative lack of archaeological literature...

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Modeling Health during Societal Collapse

Can Recent History Help Our Understanding of Post-Roman Gaul?

Leslie Quade, Rebecca Gowland



Societal collapse results in structural breakdowns and instability, which can affect life expectancy and population health. Previous...

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Isotopic Evidence of Weaning Behaviors from Farming Communities of the Peruvian North- Central Coast

Insights into the Demography of the Transition from the Middle to the Late Formative Periods (500–400 B.C.)

Luis Pezo-Lanfranco, Aldemar Crispín, Marco Machacuay, Pedro Novoa, Ruth Shady



Previous studies on settlement patterns have suggested that the prehistoric farmers who inhabited the Peruvian north-central coast during the...

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3D Dead

Ethical Considerations in Digital Human Osteology

Gwen Robbins Schug, Kristina Killgrove, Alison Atkin, Krista Baron



Humans have interacted with the remains of our dead for aesthetic and ritual purposes for millennia, and we have utilized them for medical,...

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Heresenes's Short Life under a "Starry Night"

Possible Disseminated Cysticercosis in an Egyptian Mummy

Carlos Prates, Sandra Sousa, Carlos Oliveira, Cynthia May Sheikholeslami, Salima Ikram



Heresenes is a mummified 25th Dynasty (ca. 746–653 B.C.) Egyptian woman from Luxor, Egypt. Nondestructive evaluation through computerized...

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