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Bioarchaeology of Frontiers and Borderlands

Cristina I. Tica and Debra L. Martin


Bioarchaeology of Frontiers and Borderlands presents a series of cases addressing how living on or interacting with the frontier can affect health and socioeconomic status. The goal is to explore how people in the past might have maintained, created, or manipulated their identity, while living in a place of liminality, stuck in between worlds. The zone of “in-betweenness,” of demarcation between two or more spheres of influence, is a very dynamic and potentially violent place. This book aims to explore how different groups stuck in these zones were affected, how they interacted with the differ ... More

Keywords: Bioarchaeology, Frontiers, Liminality, Border, Borderlands

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781683400844
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683400844.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cristina I. Tica, editor
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Debra L. Martin, editor
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Cristina I. Tica and Debra L. Martin

I The Complexity and Liminality of the Frontier

1 Across the River

Cristina I. Tica

II Movement across Borders

4 Isotopes, Migration, and Sex

Amanda T. Groff and Tosha L. Dupras

III Adaptability and Resilience on the Frontier

6 Living on the Border

Katie Marie Whitmore, Michele R. Buzon, and Stuart Tyson Smith

7 Life on the Northern Frontier

Guðný Zoëga and Kimmarie Murphy

IV Violence on the Frontier

8 A Mass Grave outside the Walls

Andrei Soficaru, Claudia Radu, and Cristina I. Tica

9 A Line in the Sand

Aaron R. Woods and Ryan P. Harrod

V Challenges and Limitations of Bioarchaeological Methods and Theory

10 Mortuary Practices in the First Iron Age Romanian Frontier

Anna J. Osterholtz, Virginia Lucas, Claira Ralston, Andre Gonciar, and Angelica Bălos

11 Marginalized Motherhood

Jonathan D. Bethard, Anna J. Osterholtz, Zsolt Nyárádi, and Andre Gonciar


Cristina I. Tica

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