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Bioarchaeology of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Cathy Willermet and Andrea Cucina


Bioarchaeology of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica presents work from both Mesoamerican-based and U.S.-based researchers who use a combination of cultural ethnohistorical, (bio)archaeological, dental, and chemical data in an interdisciplinary approach to research population history in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. The goals for such a project are threefold: 1) to encourage more cross-fertilization of work between fields and subfields, in order to more appropriately address large regional questions of population history; 2) to explicitly address the theoretical and methodological challenges and rewards o ... More

Keywords: Interdisciplinary research, Bioarchaeological research, Population history, Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, Migration and mobility, Ethnicity and social identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780813056005
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813056005.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cathy Willermet, editor
Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán

Andrea Cucina, editor
Central Michigan University

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1 Introduction

Cathy Willermet and Andrea Cucina

I Migration and Mobility

II Ethnicity and Social Identity

6 Understanding Late Classic Maya Mortuary Ritual in Caves

Amy R. Michael, Gabriel D. Wrobel, and Jack Biggs

7 True People, Foreigners, and the Framing of Maya Morality

Andrew K. Scherer, Charles Golden, and Stephen houston

III Conclusion

End Matter