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The Dead Tell Tales: Essays in Honor of Jane E. Buikstra

Edited by Maria Cecelia Lozada and Barra O’Donnabhain

The Dead Tell Tales

ISBN: 978-1-931745-68-0 

Publication Date: February 2013

Series: Monograph 76

Price: $84.00

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Honoring Jane Buikstra’s pioneering work in the development of bioarchaeological research, the essays in this volume stem from a symposium held at the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Multiple generations of Buikstra’s former doctoral students and other colleagues gathered to discuss the impact of her mentorship. The essays are remarkable for their breadth, in terms of both the topics discussed and the geographical range they cover. The contributions highlight the dynamism of bioarchaeology, which owes so much to the strong foundations laid down over the last few decades. The volume documents the degree to which bioarchaeological approaches have become normalized and integrated into anthropological research: bioarchaeology has moved out of the appendix and into the interpretation of archaeological data. New perspectives have emerged, partly in response to theoretical changes within anthropology, but also as a result of the engagement of the broader discipline with bioarchaeology.


Table of Contents:

Part I. Buikstra’s general contributions to Anthropology

    • Chapter 1 - The Anthropological Praxis of Jane Buikstra by Thomas C. Patterson 
    • Chapter 2 - Life in Print: the Publication Record of Jane E. Buikstra by Gordon F. M. Rakita
    • Chapter 3 - Grave Concerns: The Intersection of Biological and Social Approaches to the Archaeology of Cemeteries by Douglas K. Charles
    • Chapter 4 - Methodologial and Ethical Considerations When Sampling Human     Osteological Remains by Cecil Lewis Jr. and Tiffiny A. Tung

Part II. Bioarchaeological Research in North America

    • Chapter 5 - Negotiating the Gateway: Working with Multiple Lines of Evidence to Determine  Identity by Lynne Goldstein
    • Chapter 6 - An Ancient Cave Mummy from Kentucky by Patty Jo Watson
    • Chapter 7 - Ossuary III from the Juhle Site, Nanjemoy Maryland: Bioarchaeological Features by Douglas H. Ubelaker
    • Chapter 8 - Interpreting Animal Effigy Artifacts from Precontact Native American Sites: Applying an Interdisciplinary Method to Illinois Mississippian Artifacts by Dave Aftandilian
    • Chapter 9 - Ethnogenetic Theory and New Directions in Biodistance Research by Christopher Stojanowski

Part III. Bioarchaeological Research in Central and South America

    • Chapter 10 - What’s on the Bone? Multidisciplinary Approaches in Reconstructing the Posthumous Body Treatments of the Ancient Maya Aristocracy of Calakmul, Campeche, Mexico by Vera Tiesler, Patricia Quintana Owen, Daniel H. Aguilar, Ivan Oliva Arias, J. V. Cauich Rodríguez, William J. Folan and Ma. del Rosario Domínquez Carrasco
    • Chapter 11 - An Isotope Study of Childhood Diet and Mobility at Compan, Honduras by Lori E. Wright
    • Chapter 12 - Mobile Bodies, Empty Spaces by Wendy Ashmore
    • Chapter 13 - Andean Life Transitions and Gender Perception into the Past: A Bioarchaeological Approach among the Pre-Inca Chiribaya of Southern Peru by María Cecilia Lozada and Gordon Rakita
    • Chapter 14 - Bioarchaeological Perspective on Inca Imperialism by Kenneth Nystrom

Part IV. Bioarchaeological Research in Europe, Africa and the Middle East

    • Chapter 15 - A Brief History of Soft Tissue Paleopathology by Arthur Auftherheide
    • Chapter 16 - Social Aspects of the Bioarchaeology of Leprosy by Charlotte A. Roberts
    • Chapter 17 - ‘Damnatio ad metallum’: Investigating the Origin and Role of Phaeno Mining Camp Residents Using Multiple Chemical Techniques by Megan Perry, Drew Coleman, Abdel Halim al-Shiyab
    • Chapter 18 - Taphonomy and Funerary Practices in Collective Cemeteries. A Prehistoric Case from Menorca (Balearic Islands, Spain) by Vicente Lull, Rafael Mico, Cristina Rihuete, and Robert Risch
    • Chapter 19 - Immigrant and Indigenous: Colonial Encounters in Early Historic Ireland by Barra O’Donnabhain and Benedikt Hallgrímsson
    • Chapter 20 - Trauma in the Medieval to Early Modern Sortebrødre Skeletons from Odense, Denmark by George Milner
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