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. 1 (2020)

Published: 2020-10-30

Cognitive Bias and Facial Depiction from Skeletal Remains

Caroline Wilkinson



The human face is physically, psychologically, and socially significant, and facial appearance is crucial to social identity. Therefore, the...

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Two Probable Cases of Infection with Treponema pallidum during the Neolithic Period in Northern Vietnam (ca. 2000–1500 B.C.)

Melandri Vlok, Marc Fredrick Oxenham, Kate Domett, Tran Thi Minh, Nguyen Thi Mai Huong, Hirofumi Matsumura, Hiep Hoang Trinh, Thomas Higham, Charles Higham, Nghia Truong Huu, Hallie Ruth Buckley



Skeletal evidence of two probable cases of treponematosis, caused by infection with the bacterium Treponema pallidum, from the northern...

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Beyond the Biocultural Approach

A Quantitative Assessment of the Use of Theory in Bioarchaeological Assessment of the Use of Theory in Bioarchaeological Literature from 2007 to 2018

Colleen M. Cheverko, Kathryn E. Marklein, Melissa A. Clark, Rebecca C. Mayus, Sara A. McGuire, Evonne Turner-Byfield, Madelyn K. Green, Nicole M. Weiss, Emma M. Lagan, Mark Hubbe



A primary goal of bioarchaeology is to reconstruct the biocultural context of past societies, which is frequently achieved by incorporating...

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Tibiotalar and Metatarsophalangeal Squatting Facets in a Late Woodland Period Context in West-Central Illinois

Maria Ostendorf Smith, Katharine C. Woollen



Pressure facets of the ankle (tibiotalar joint) and foot (metatarsophalangeal joints) are circumscribed cortical surface concavities caused by...

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