Abnormal burial practices have long been a source of fascination and debate within the fields of mortuary archaeology and bioarchaeology. The Odd, the Unusual, and the Strange investigates an unparalleled geographic and temporal range of burials that differ from the usual customs of their broader societies, emphasizing the importance of a holistic, context-driven approach to these intriguing cases.
Bioarchaeological Interpretations of the Human Past: Local, Regional, and Global PerspectivesEdited by Clark Spencer Larsen, THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
Focusing on bioarchaeology, the study of human remains from archaeological contexts, authored and edited volumes highlight central issues, such as biocultural responses to stress, health, lifestyle and behavioral adaptation, biomechanical function and adaptive shifts in human history, dietary reconstruction and foodways, biodistance and population history, warfare and conflict, demography, social inequality, and environmental impacts on population. Collectively, authors and editors emphasize integrative, interdisciplinary analysis of the links between biology and culture in past societies and the range of cultural, social, and economic conditions and circumstances that have shaped the human experience.
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Clark Spencer Larsen
THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY
4034 Smith Laboratory, 174 W. 18TH AVENUE
COLUMBUS, OH 43210-1106
There are 25 books in this series.