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. 6 No. 1-2 (2022): Special Issue: Bioarchaeology of Pandemic, Epidemic, and Syndemic Diseases
Building a Bioarchaeology of Pandemic, Epidemic, and Syndemic Diseases
Lessons for Understanding COVID-19
As we enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the scientific community has met the SARS-CoV-2 virus with efficient and effective...
Survivors of Epidemic Infections and the Bioarchaeology of Impairment and Disability
Epidemics and pandemics are typically discussed in terms of morbidity and mortality, susceptibility and immunity, and social responses to and...
Institutionalization within the Context of Pandemic Infectious Disease
Examining Social Vulnerability to the 1918 Influenza Pandemic among Individuals Institutionalized in the Mississippi State Asylum
Though vulnerability to pandemic infectious disease is primarily measured by biological risk of medical complications, social vulnerability is...
Intersectionality refers to the potential for multiple axes of identity to overlap and interact within a single individual, whose lived...
Paleoepidemiological Considerations of Mobility and Population Interaction in the Spread of Infectious Diseases in the Prehistoric Past
The processes of human mobility have been well demonstrated to influence the spread of infectious disease globally in the present and the past....
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has justifiably captured the attention of people around the world since late 2019. It has produced in many people...
Zoonoses are significant in human histories, and in histories of other species and the environment. Diseases have been an important evolutionary...