Sara Bisel Papers


Collection Number: GR ASCSA SCB 101
Name(s) of Creator(s): Sara C. Bisel (1932-1996)
Title: Sara C. Bisel Papers
Date [bulk]: 1970-1990
Date [inclusive]:
Language(s): English
Summary: Data collection sheets, research notes, and offprints concerning (physical) anthropological work on many archaeological sites in Greece (e.g., Asine, Athenian Agora, Lerna, Kalapodi, Koukounaries Paros, etc.), and Turkey (e.g., Kalinkata, Kalenderhane). Also, copy of Bisel's research paper "Dhema: the human skeletal remains" (13 pages long), gift of Alan L. Bain (2023).
Quantity: 0.30 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Sara C. Bisel, 1990-1991.
Information about Access: The papers are available for research
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Personal Papers and Archives, Sara C. Bisel Papers


Sara C. Bisel (1932-1996), a physical anthropologist and classical archaeologist, was a pioneer in the establishment of the study of human skeletal remains from archaeological sites in eastern Mediterranean (Italy, Greece, Turkey, Israel) and close collaborator of Lawrence Angel. Her research opened new paths in the study of ancient health and nutrition advancing the field of paleodemography. She was a Research Associate and Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution, and  taught at the University of Minnesota, the University of Maryland, and the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.

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