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Colonized Bodies, Worlds Transformed: Toward a Global Bioarchaeology of Contact and Colonialism

Melissa S. Murphy and Haagen D. Klaus


Contact between separate human cultures have led to some significant adaptive transitions of humankind, particularly the collision between the Eastern and the Western Hemispheres beginning in A.D. 1492. Still, conquest and colonialism were not understood scientifically, long entwined with incomplete histories and assumptions regarding Native demographic collapse. Bioarchaeological studies of human remains have shed light on contact, including the realization that contact and colonialism were phenomenon not limited to the Columbian exchange. Colonized Bodies, Worlds Transformed delves into bio ... More

Keywords: biology, bioarchaeology, human cultural transitions, ethnogenesis, archaeology, historic archaeology, colonialism, contact

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780813060750
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813060750.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Melissa S. Murphy, editor
University of Wyoming

Haagen D. Klaus, editor
George Mason University

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1 Transcending Conquest

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I Life, Death, and Mortuary Practices after Contact and Colonialism

2 Exhuming Differences and Continuities after Colonialism at Puruchuco-Huaquerones, Peru

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4 Escaping Conquest?

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5 The Social Structuring of Biological Stress in Contact-Era Spanish Florida

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II Frontiers, Colonial Entanglements, and Diversity

6 Living on the Edge

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7 Double Coloniality in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

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III The Body and Identity under Colonialism

11 A Glimpse of the Ancien Régime in the French Colonies?

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12 Effects of Colonialism from the Perspective of Craniofacial Variation

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13 Hybridity? Change? Continuity? Survival?

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14 The Bioarchaeology of Colonialism

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