The 82nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (2013)


Session 5. Current Bioarchaeological Research in the Near East and circum-Mediterranean. Invited Poster Symposium. Chair: Anna Osterholtz, Megan Perry and Sherry Fox

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Over the past 20 years, the contextualized analysis of human skeletal remains has informed archaeological interpretations in many areas of the globe. One region that has seen relatively little bioarchaeological research is the Near East and circum-Mediterranean region. The study of human skeletal remains can address how communities affected and were affected by the domestication of plants and animals and agricultural intensification, the rise of villages and cities, increased trade and exchange, the presence of non-local imperial administrations, and their position at the crossroads of the ancient Old World.

Recently this lacuna has been filled by a number of bioarchaeologists who are integrating skeletal biology into archaeological fieldwork goals and/or revisiting skeletal samples that have long languished in laboratories and museums. This symposium will serve as a forum for researchers interested in the region and present our results to biological anthropologists interested in similar methods and research questions in other areas of the world.

1 Add to calendar Hybridization or exploitation? Bioarchaeological evidence for the nature of Corinthian colonial interactions in Albania. Lynne A. Schepartz, Britney KYLE McILVAINE.
2 Add to calendar Mapping the Spatial Distribution of the Mortuary Remains at Neolithic Alepotrypa Cave, Greece. Anastasia Papathanasiou, Sylvia Deskaj.
3 Add to calendar Foot for thought? Contextualization of os tibiale externum from two Roman period mass graves at Oymaağaç Höyük, Turkey. Sherry C. Fox, Kathryn Marklein.
4 Add to calendar The Royal Hypogeum and Tomb VII of the Middle/Late Bronze-Age palace from Qatna (Tell Mishrife, Syria): Burial places of the elite?. Carsten Witzel, Susanne Degenhardt, Heike Dohmann-Pfälzner, Peter Pfälzner, Stefan Flohr.
5 Add to calendar From piles of bones to coffin-boxes: Making sense of commingled and fragmented human remains from the Middle/Late Bronze Age Tomb VII, Qatna (Tell Mishrife, Syria). Susanne Degenhardt, Stefan Flohr, Heike Dohmann-Pfälzner, Peter Pfälzner, Carsten Witzel.
6 Add to calendar Reconstructing a multiple infant burial from the commingled bone assemblage of Tomb VII underneath the Bronze Age palace of Qatna (Tell Mishrife, Syria). Stefan Flohr, Susanne Degenhardt, Heike Dohmann-Pfälzner, Peter Pfälzner, Carsten Witzel.
7 Add to calendar A Tale of Two Tombs: Craniosynostoses from the Bronze-Age city of Qatna (Tell Mishrife, Syria). Catherine C. Bauer, Susanne Degenhardt, Carsten Witzel, Stefan Flohr, Peter Pfälzner, Katerina Harvati.
8 Add to calendar Bioarchaeology of an Early Bronze Age mortuary complex at Tell Umm el-Marra, Syria. Ernest K. Batey.
9 Add to calendar To wean and to die – childhood life course differentials in Middle Bronze Age Sidon. Holger Schutkowski, Cara Thomas.
10 Add to calendar Marry me, marry my family: Congenital anomalies at Khirbet Qazone. Jessica L. Walker, Megan A. Perry.
11 Add to calendar Geographic origins and diet during the Bronze Age in the Oman Peninsula. Lesley A. Gregoricka.
12 Add to calendar Cranial Depression Fractures of the Frontal Bones from a Bronze Age Arabian Commingled Tomb. Ryan P. Harrod, Anna J. Osterholtz, Debra L. Martin.
13 Add to calendar A Feature-based Method for the Determination of the Minimum Number of Individuals from the Tell Abraq Tomb, UAE. Anna J. Osterholtz, Debra L. Martin.
14 Add to calendar The children of Amarna: disease and famine in the time of Akhenaten. Kathleen Kuckens.
15 Add to calendar Growing Up in Akhetaten: A Bio-cultural Approach to Childhood Growth. Ashley E. Shidner.
16 Add to calendar A study of cribra orbitalia over time and space in the ancient Nile Valley. Nicole E. Smith.
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