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Bioarchaeology of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica: An Interdisciplinary Approach

This volume offers a novel interdisciplinary view of the migration, mobility, ethnicity, and social identities of pre-Columbian Mesoamerican peoples. In studies that combine bioarchaeology, ethnohistory, isotope data, and dental morphology, contributors demonstrate the challenges and rewards of such integrative work when applied to large regional questions of population history.

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Bioarchaeology of Spanish Florida: The Impact of Colonialism

These essays address the biological consequences of the arrival of Europeans in the New World and on the lifeways of native populations following contact in the late 16th century.

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Bioarchaeology of the Florida Gulf Coast: Adaptation, Conflict, and Change

In Bioarchaeology of the Florida Gulf Coast, Dale Hutchinson explores the role of human adaptation along the Gulf Coast of Florida and the influence of coastal foraging on several indigenous Florida populations.

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The Bioarchaeology of the Human Head: Decapitation, Decoration, and Deformation

Building on the notion that human remains provide a window into the past, especially regarding identity, the contributors to this volume reflect on intentional and ritualized practices of manipulating the human head within ancient societies. These essays explore the human head’s symbolic role in political, social, economic, and religious ritual over the centuries.

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The Bioarchaeology of Tuberculosis: A Global View on a Reemerging Disease

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The Bioarchaeology of Violence

Experts on a wide range of ancient societies highlight the meaning and motivation of past uses of violence, revealing how violence often plays an important role in maintaining and suppressing the challenges to the status quo, and how it is frequently a performance meant to be witnessed by others.

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The Biology of the Xenarthra

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Birds and Beasts of Ancient Latin America

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Birds in Literature

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The Birth of Israel, 1945-1949: Ben-Gurion and His Critics

An examination of the internal decision-making process of the Zionist leadership in Palestine from 1945 to 1949. Examines the positions of competing parties to explain how and why the charismatic Ben-Gurion prevailed in achieving a middle-of-the-road poli