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Bioarchaeology of frontiers and borderlands

Author: Clark Spencer Larsen; Debra L Martin, (Professeur d'anthropologie biologique); Cristina I Tica
Publisher: Gainesville, FL : University of Florida Press, [2019].
Series: Bioarchaeological Interpretations of the Human Past : Local, Regional, and Global Perspectives
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This edited volume presents a series of cases addressing how living on or interacting with the frontier can affect health and socioeconomic status. This book aims to explore how different groups stuck in these zones were affected, how they interacted with the different worlds, how they lived their lives on the "edge". This volume also aims to emphasize the ways that frontiers and borderlands are liminal zones that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clark Spencer Larsen; Debra L Martin, (Professeur d'anthropologie biologique); Cristina I Tica
ISBN: 1683400844 9781683400844
OCLC Number: 1135167903
Description: xv, 295 pages : illustrations, cartes ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Bioarchaeology and the study of frontiers / Cristina I. Tica and Debra L. Martin --
Part I. The complexity and liminality of the frontier. 1. Across the river : Romanized "barbarians" and barbarized "Romans" on the edge of the empire (third-sixth centuries CE) / Cristina I. Tica ; 2. Funerary practice and local interaction on the imperial frontier, first century CE : a case study in the ŞƏrur [Ş[schwa]rur] Valley, Azerbaijan / Selin E. Nugent ; 3. Queering prehistory on the frontier : a bioarchaeological investigation of gender in Mierzanowice culture communities of the early Bronze Age / Mark P. Toussaint --
Part II. Movement across borders. 4. Isotopes, migration, and sex : investigating the mobility of the frontier inhabitants of Roman Egypt / Amanda T. Groff and Tosha L. Dupras ; 5. Temporal and spatial biological kinship variation at Campovalano and Alfedena in Iron Age central Italy / Evan Muzzall and Alfredo Coppa --
Part III. Adaptability and resilience on the frontier. 6. Living on the border : health and identity during Egypt's colonization of Nubia in the New Kingdom period / Katie Marie Whitmore, Michele R. Buzon, and Stuart Tyson Smith ; 7. Life on the northern frontier : bioarchaeological reconstructions of eleventh-century households in north Iceland / Guðný Zoëga and Kimmarie Murphy --
Part IV. Violence on the frontier. 8. A mass grave outside the walls : the commingled assemblage from Ibida / Andrei Soficaru, Claudia Radu, and Cristina I. Tica ; 9. A line in the sand : bioarchaeological interpretations of life along the borders of the Great Basin and the American Southwest / Aaron R. Woods and Ryan P. Harrod --
Part V. Challenges and limitations of bioarchaeological methods and theory. 10. Mortuary practices in the first Iron Age Romanian frontier : the commingled assemblages of the Măgura Uroiului / Anna J. Osterholtz, Virginia Lucas, Claira Ralston, Andre Gonciar, and Angelica Bălos ; 11. Marginalized motherhood : infant burial in seventeenth-century Transylvania / Jonathan D. Bethard, Anna J. Osterholtz, Nyárádi Zsolt, and Andre Gonciar --
Conclusion: The future of bioarchaeology and studies at the edges / Cristina I. Tica.
Series Title: Bioarchaeological Interpretations of the Human Past : Local, Regional, and Global Perspectives
Responsibility: edited by Cristina I. Tica and Debra L. Martin ; foreword by Clark Spencer Larsen.


Using bioanthropological case studies from around the world, this volume explores how people in the past created, maintained, or changed their identities while living on the edge between two or more  Read more...


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