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 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. 7 No. 1 (2023)
Structural Violence and Physical Death at Tlatelolco
Selecting the Chronically Malnourished for Sacrifice at a Late Postclassic Mesoamerican City (1300–1521 CE)
Human sacrifice in Mesoamerican cities was diverse and highly ritualized, and it remains incompletely understood. Knowing who was selected for...
Diet at Patallaqta, Peru
The Inka Empire (1400–1532 A.D.) has been intensively studied by ethnohistorians and archaeologists, but there is comparatively little published...
Living with Chronic Impairment
Tracing Care Using Changes in the Skeleton
Impairment to the skeleton provides tangible traces that bioarchaeologists can study to understand disease and disability in the past. However,...
Growing Up at Villamagna
Sex, Gender, and Stress During Growth and Development in a Medieval Italian Community
This study examines the interplay between sex, gender, and child-rearing using multiple markers of skeletal growth
and health in the...
A Test of Dental Ablation Scoring Criteria
Intentionally modified teeth provide a durable record of past identities, but their identification in archaeological samples has been...