Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory

BOOKS | 2009

15 November 2009

New Directions in the Skeletal Biology of Greece

Edited by Lynne A. Schepartz, Sherry C. Fox & Chryssi Bourbou

New Directions in the Skeletal Biology of Greece

City: Princeton, N.J.

Year: 2009

Publisher: American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Description: Paperback, xix + 284 p., b/w., maps, 28x21,5 cm


The papers in this book reflect current studies being conducted in the field of bioarchaeology in Greece. The authors present material ranging in date from the Palaeolithic to modern times. Biological anthropologists working in the Mediterranean region can draw on a wealth of archaeological and documentary evidence to inform their hypotheses. This book shows how scientific approaches to the past are shedding new light on previously insoluble questions. In addition to presenting a number of case studies, the editors provide a synthetic survey of the subject.


List of illustrations [xi]

List of figures [xvii]

Lynne A. Schepartz, Sherry C. Fox & Chryssi Bourbou, ‘Introduction: New directions in the skeletal biology of Greece’ [1-6].

Jane Buikstra & Anna Lagia, ‘Bioarchaeological approaches to Aegean archaeology’ [7-29].

Katerina Harvati, ‘Petralona: Link between Africa and Europe?’ [31-47].

Philippe Charlier, Joël Poupon, Murielle Goubard & Sophie Descamps, ‘“In this way they held funeral for horse-taming Hector”: A Greek cremation reflects Homeric ritual’ [49-56].

Maria A. Liston & Leslie Preston Day, ‘It does take a brain surgeon: A successful trepanation from Kavousi, Crete’ [57-73].

Kirsi O. Lorentz, ‘The malleable body: Headshaping in Greece and the surrounding regions’ [75-98].

Susan Kirkpatrick Smith, ‘Skeletal evidence for militarism in Mycenaean Athens’ [99-109].

Chryssi Bourbou, ‘Patterns of trauma in a medieval urban population (11th century A.D.) from central Crete’ [111-120].

Chryssi Bourbou & Agathoniki Tsilipakou, ‘Investigating the human past of Greece during the 6th–7th centuries A.D.’ [121-136].

Simon Hillson, ‘The world’s largest infant cemetery and its potential for studying growth and development’ [137-154].

Lynne A. Schepartz, Sari Miller-Antonio & Joanne M.A. Murphy, ‘Differential health among the Mycenaeans of Messenia: Status, sex, and dental health at Pylos’ [155-174].

Carina Iezzi, ‘Regional differences in the health status of the Mycenaean women of East Lokris’ [175-192].

Christina Papageorgopoulou & Nikolaos I. Xirotiris, ‘Anthropological research on a Byzantine population from Korytiani, west Greece’ [193-221].

Anastasia Papathanasiou, Eleni Zachou & Michael P. Richards, ‘Bioarchaeological analysis of the human osteological material from Proskynas, Lokris’ [223-235].

Eirini I. Petroutsa, Michael P. Richards, Lazaros Kolonas, & Sotiris K. Manolis, ‘Isotope paleodietary analysis of humans and fauna from the Late Bronze Age site of Voudeni’ [237-243].

Sandra J. Garvie-Lok, ‘Population mobility at Frankish Corinth: Evidence from stable oxygen isotope ratios of tooth enamel’ [245-256].

Eleni Stravopodi, Sotiris K. Manolis, Stavros Kousoulakos, Vassiliki Aleporou & Michael P. Schultz, ‘Porotic hyperostosis in Neolithic Greece: New evidence and further implications’ [257-270].

Maria Georgiou, George D. Zouganelis, Chara Spiliopoulou & Antonis Koutselinis, ‘The application of mt-DNA analysis to the investigation of kinship from skeletal remains’ [271-277].

Index [279]


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