Wiener Lab Celebrates Publication of “New Directions in the Skeletal Biology of Greece”
Sherry Fox, Wiener Lab Director (right) was joined by Jack Davis, Director of the ASCSA, and Evangelia Kiriatzi, Director of the BSA Fitch Lab.
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). Contents: Introduction: New Directions in the Skeletal Biology of Greece by Lynne A. Schepartz, Sherry C. Fox, and Chryssi Bourbou Chapter 1 Bioarchaeological Approaches to Aegean Archaeology by Jane Buikstra and Anna Lagia Chapter 2 Petralona: Link between Africa and Europe? by Katerina Harvati Chapter 3 “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 Chapter 4 It Does Take a Brain Surgeon: A Successful Trepanation from Kavousi, Crete by Maria A. Liston and Leslie Preston Day Chapter 5 The Malleable Body: Headshaping in Greece and the Surrounding Regions by Kirsi O. Lorentz Chapter 6 Skeletal Evidence for Militarism in Mycenaean Athens by Susan Kirkpatrick Smith Chapter 7 Patterns of Trauma in a Medieval Urban Population (11th Century A.D.) from Central Crete by Chryssi Bourbou Chapter 8 Investigating the Human Past of Greece during the 6th–7th Centuries A.D. by Chryssi Bourbou and Agathoniki Tsilipakou Chapter 9 The World’s Largest Infant Cemetery and Its Potential for Studying Growth and Development by Simon Hillson Chapter 10 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 Chapter 11 Regional Differences in the Health Status of the Mycenaean Women of East Lokris by Carina Iezzi Chapter 12 Anthropological Research on a Byzantine Population from Korytiani, West Greece by Christina Papageorgopoulou and Nikolaos I. Xirotiris Chapter 13 Bioarchaeological Analysis of the Human Osteological Material from Proskynas, Lokris by Anastasia Papathanasiou, Eleni Zachou, and Michael P. Richards Chapter 14 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 Chapter 15 Population Mobility at Frankish Corinth: Evidence from Stable Oxygen Isotope Ratios of Tooth Enamel by Sandra J. Garvie-Lok Chapter 16 Porotic Hyperostosis in Neolithic Greece: New Evidence and Further Implications by Eleni Stravopodi, Sotiris K. Manolis, Stavros Kousoulakos, Vassiliki Aleporou, and Michael P. Schultz Chapter 17 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.