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Bioarchaeology of Classical Kamarina
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Bioarchaeology of Classical Kamarina: Life and Death in Greek Sicily

Carrie L. Sulosky Weaver

Abstract

Using the concept of materiality as an interpretive framework, Carrie Sulosky Weaver presents an interdisciplinary examination of the Passo Marinaro necropolis (ca. 5th to 3rd c. BCE) for the purpose of reconstructing the synchronic dynamics, state of health and mortuary practices of Kamarina, an ancient Greek city-state in southeastern Sicily. By considering material evidence from the necropolis together with findings from the biological study of the human remains, a more complete portrait of the Kamarinean people emerges. The majority of people did not live past young adulthood, and througho ... More

Keywords: bioarchaeology, Greek, Sicily, Kamarina, classical archaeology, materiality, health, mortuary practices, interdisciplinary

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813061122
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813061122.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carrie L. Sulosky Weaver, author