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. 3 (2022)

Published: 2022-07-27

Pott’s Disease in a Liao Dynasty (Tenth to Twelfth Century A.D.) Adult from Mongolia

Melandri Vlok, Erdene Myargmar, Batsuren Byambadorj, Hallie Ruth Buckley

149–160

Abstract

We describe a case of Pott’s disease from the Liao Dynasty of the Khitan Empire (947–1125 A.D.) in Mongolia.
A young adult male (AT-840) from...

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Bone Remodeling Changes in an Individual with Tuberculosis-Induced, Left-Sided Femoroacetabular Joint Destruction, from Nineteenth-Century Milton, New Zealand

Anne Marie E. Snoddy, Justyna J. Miszkiewicz, Karen M. Cooke, Peter Petchey, Hallie R. Buckley

161–174

Abstract

Bone is dynamic, undergoing metabolic changes in response to behavioral and pathological stimuli. This information can be reconstructed in...

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Bone Strength in Medieval Denmark

Robusticity Analyses from a Rural and Urban Sample

Kaela Parker, Linda Larcombe, Jay T. Stock, Jesper L. Boldsen, Heidi Marx, Robert D. Hoppa

175–189

Abstract

Objectives: The aim of the current study was to understand the transition in lower limb loading and terrestrial mobility during the urbanization...

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An Actualistic Taphonomic Study of Human Decomposition in Coffins

Clara Alfsdotter, Megan F. Veltri, Crystal L. Crabb, Daniel J. Wescott

190–215

Abstract

A qualitative actualistic human taphonomy study was conducted to analyze human decomposition and disarticulation in coffins. Two adult cadavers...

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