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Bioarchaeology of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica : an interdisciplinary approach

Author: C M Willermet; Andrea Cucina; Clark Spencer Larsen
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This edited volume 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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C M Willermet; Andrea Cucina; Clark Spencer Larsen
ISBN: 9780813056005 0813056004
OCLC Number: 1099929607
Description: xiii, 256 s. : illustrations
Contents: Introduction / Cathy Willermet and Andrea Cucina --
On interdisciplinarity in bioarchaeology / Cathy Willermet --
Migration and mobility --
Population continuity and replacement in the pre-contact valley of Mexico / Corey S. Ragsdale and Heather J.H. Edgar --
Isotopes, dental morphology, and human provenience at the Maya site of Yaxuná, Yucatán, Mexico: mobility, interaction, and ethnicity / T. Douglas Price, Travis W. Stanton, and Andrea Cucina --
Biological affinities and mortuary archaeology in coastal northern populations of Yucatán at the end of the postclassic period: demic considerations / Andrea Cucina, Allan Ortega and Sandra Verónica Elizalde Rodarte --
Ethnicity and social identity --
Understanding late classic Maya mortuary ritual in caves: dental evidence of health from macro- and microscopic defects and caries / Amy R. Michael, Gabriel D. Wrobel and Jack Biggs --
True people, foreigners, and the framing of Maya morality / Andrew K. Scherer, Charles Golden, and Stephen Houston --
Human migration and ethnic expression in the southeastern borderland of Mesoamerica: a bioarchaeological perspective from Copan, Honduras / Shintaro Suzuki, Vera Tiesler, and T. Douglas Price --
Conclusion --
Interdisciplinary approaches in Mesoamerica: taking stock / Frances F. Berdan
Responsibility: edited by Cathy Willermet and Andrea Cucina ; foreword by Clark Spencer Larsen


Offers an interdisciplinary view of the migration, mobility, ethnicity, and social identities of pre-Columbian Mesoamerican peoples. In studies that combine bioarchaeology, ethnohistory, isotope  Read more...


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