Wiener Lab Celebrates Publication of “New Directions in the Skeletal Biology of Greece”
February 8, 2009
Physical anthropology, the study of human skeletal remains, has assumed an increasingly prominent role in the archaeology of Greece over the past 30 years, both in the field and in interpretive research. On February 12, the Wiener Laboratory celebrated the publication of an important new book, produced by the ASCSA Publications Office, entitled New Directions in the Skeletal Biology of Greece.
In addition to including stimulating case studies ranging in date from the Palaeolithic to modern periods, the 17 chapters in this book provide an overview of bioarchaeological research across Greece and Cyprus. The volume is the first in a series of monographs from the Wiener Laboratory (the Occasional Wiener Laboratory Series, or OWLS) that demonstrates the impact of archaeological science on Mediterranean archaeology. The book is edited by Lynne A. Schepartz (Associate Professor of Anthropology at Florida State University), Sherry C. Fox (the Director of the Wiener Laboratory) and Chryssi Bourbou (a bioarchaeologist at the 28th Ephoreia of Byzantine Antiquities).
Introduction: New Directions in the Skeletal Biology of Greece
by Lynne A. Schepartz, Sherry C. Fox, and Chryssi Bourbou
Bioarchaeological Approaches to Aegean Archaeology
by Jane Buikstra and Anna Lagia
Petralona: Link between Africa and Europe?
by Katerina Harvati
“In This Way They Held Funeral for Horse-Taming Hector”: A Greek Cremation Reflects Homeric Ritual
by Philippe Charlier, Joël Poupon, Murielle Goubard, and Sophie Descamps
It Does Take a Brain Surgeon: A Successful Trepanation from Kavousi, Crete
by Maria A. Liston and Leslie Preston Day
The Malleable Body: Headshaping in Greece and the Surrounding Regions
by Kirsi O. Lorentz
Skeletal Evidence for Militarism in Mycenaean Athens
by Susan Kirkpatrick Smith
Patterns of Trauma in a Medieval Urban Population (11th Century A.D.) from Central Crete
by Chryssi Bourbou
Investigating the Human Past of Greece during the 6th–7th Centuries A.D.
by Chryssi Bourbou and Agathoniki Tsilipakou
The World’s Largest Infant Cemetery and Its Potential for Studying Growth and Development
by Simon Hillson
Differential Health among the Mycenaeans of Messenia: Status, Sex, and Dental Health at Pylos
by Lynne A. Schepartz, Sari Miller-Antonio, and Joanne M. A. Murphy
Regional Differences in the Health Status of the Mycenaean Women of East Lokris
by Carina Iezzi
Anthropological Research on a Byzantine Population from Korytiani, West Greece
by Christina Papageorgopoulou and Nikolaos I. Xirotiris
Bioarchaeological Analysis of the Human Osteological Material from Proskynas, Lokris
by Anastasia Papathanasiou, Eleni Zachou, and Michael P. Richards
Isotope Paleodietary Analysis of Humans and Fauna from the Late Bronze Age Site of Voudeni
by Eirini I. Petroutsa, Michael P. Richards, Lazaros Kolonas, and Sotiris K. Manolis
Population Mobility at Frankish Corinth: Evidence from Stable Oxygen Isotope Ratios of Tooth Enamel
by Sandra J. Garvie-Lok
Porotic Hyperostosis in Neolithic Greece: New Evidence and Further Implications
by Eleni Stravopodi, Sotiris K. Manolis, Stavros Kousoulakos, Vassiliki Aleporou, and Michael P. Schultz
The Application of mt-DNA Analysis to the Investigation of Kinship from Skeletal Remains
by Maria Georgiou, George D. Zouganelis, Chara Spiliopoulou, and Antonis Koutselinis
The book is available for purchase through our distributor, David Brown Book Company in North America (+1 800 791 9354) and Oxbow Books (+44 (0)1865 241249) in Europe and the Rest of the World. You can order online through our website. The order will be directed to the closest distributor’s office.