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. 6 No. 4 (2022)

Published: 2022-11-04

Urban Beings

A Bioarchaeological Approach to Socioeconomic Status, Cribra Orbitalia, Porotic Hyperostosis, Linear Enamel Hypoplasia, and Sinusitis in the Early-Modern Northern Low Countries (A.D. 1626–1850)

Maia Casna, Sarah A. Schrader

217–232

Abstract

Starting from the twelfth century, the Netherlands experienced substantial socioeconomic change. Several towns expanded in terms of size and...

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Bioarchaeological Analyses of Nasca “Trophy” Head Individuals from the Site of Zorropata, Las Trancas Valley, Peru (450–1000 C.E.)

Corina M. Kellner, Sarah L. Kerchusky, Danielle Dillon, C. Loren Buck, Frank C. Ramos

233–255

Abstract

The acquisition, modification, and curation of heads was endemic in the ancient Andes, especially among the Nasca (1–650 C.E.) on the south...

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Exploring Femoral Neck-Shaft Angle Alterations in Post-Medieval Children with Vitamin D Deficiency Rickets

Rachel Ives, Karen Swan, Louise Humphrey

256–273

Abstract

The femoral neck-shaft angle (NSA) can adapt to the early onset of habitual but changeable loading behaviors, such as sitting, crawling,...

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The Impact of Clubfoot

A Holistic, Paleopathological Case Study from Bronze Age Thailand Using the Bioarchaeology of Care Framework

Kate Domett, Alana Colbert, Nigel Chang

274–293

Abstract

A detailed study of a young adult male burial from Bronze Age Thailand has revealed a series of significant pathological lesions, which, when...

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