The 89th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (2020)


Session 70. The Bioarchaeology of the Southeastern United States: Current Research on Prehistoric and Historic Populations. Invited Poster Symposium. Chair: Steve Byers

April 18, 2020 2 p.m. - 5 p.m., Diamond 7 Add to calendar

The symposium on southeastern bioarchaeology at the AAPA meetings in 2010 presented new information on lifeways of prehistoric, protohistoric, and historic populations in the southeastern United States. Now, 10 years later, is an ideal time to revisit this area and present the newest research on the lifeways of these populations as gleaned from their skeletal remains. This symposium will present new information on sites in Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Arkansas from those time periods that yield the most skeletal material: the Archaic, Woodland, Mississippian and Historic periods. Topics as diverse as trends in bioarchaeological parameters (including paleodemographics), subsistence and tooth loss, cranial deformation and more will be presented, with a discussion of the importance of these findings in the bigger context of the bioarchaeology of this key part of the country.

Discussant: Steven Beyers
1 Add to calendar Temporal Comparisons of Survivorship and Frailty in Late Prehistoric East Tennessee. Tracy K. Betsinger, Maria O. Smith, Sharon N. DeWitte.
2 Add to calendar Bioarchaeological (Un)Change in Woodland Period Louisiana. Steven N. Byers.
3 Add to calendar Annular Binding in a Cranium from Mississippi County, Arkansas: What Does this Practice Tell Us about Identity?. Della C. Cook.
5 Add to calendar Middle Archaic Human Bone Trophies: Embodiment of Giving. Shannon Chappell Hodge.
6 Add to calendar Antemortem tooth loss in Late Prehistoric west-central Tennessee: are there subsistence corollaries?. Maria O. Smith, Tracy K. Betsinger.
7 Add to calendar From Households to Bathing Rituals: Biocultural Aspects of Life in Late Prehistoric North Georgia. Matthew A. Williamson, Mark C. Griffin.
8 Add to calendar Evaluating the Symptomatic Expression of a Prehistoric Case of North American Blastomycosis from North Carolina. Dale L. Hutchinson, Sophia C. Dent, Abigail S. Gancz, Mary Glenn Krause, Chris Lamack, Ashlyn M. White.