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Bioarchaeology and Identity in the Americas

Kelly J. Knudson and Christopher M. Stojanowski


This book represents an important shift in the interpretation of skeletal remains in the Americas. Until recently, bioarchaeology has focused on interpreting and analyzing populations. The chapters here examine how individuals fit into those larger populations. The overall aim is to demonstrate how bioarchaeologists can uniquely contribute to our understanding of the formation, representation, and repercussions of identity. The book combines historical and archaeological data with population-genetic analyses, biogeochemical analyses of human tooth enamel and bones, mortuary patterns, and body ... More

Keywords: social identities, archaeology, physical anthropology, gender identities, age, sex, ethnogenesis

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780813036786
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813036786.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kelly J. Knudson, editor

Christopher M. Stojanowski, editor

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