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The Routledge Handbook of Mesoamerican Bioarchaeology

Edited by: Vera Tiesler

Print publication date:  May  2022
Online publication date:  May  2022

Print ISBN: 9780367357818
eBook ISBN: 9780429341618
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429341618
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Book description

This volume brings together a range of contributors with different and hybrid academic backgrounds to explore, through bioarchaeology, the past human experience in the territories that span Mesoamerica.



This handbook provides systematic bioarchaeological coverage of skeletal research in the ancient Mesoamericas. It offers an integrated collection of engrained, bioculturally embedded explorations of relevant and timely topics, such as population shifts, lifestyles, body concepts, beauty, gender, health, foodways, social inequality, and violence. The additional treatment of new methodologies, local cultural settings, and theoretic frames rounds out the scope of this handbook. The selection of 36 chapter contributions invites readers to engage with the human condition in ancient and not-so-ancient Mesoamerica and beyond.



The Routledge Handbook of Mesoamerican Bioarchaeology is addressed to an audience of Mesoamericanists, students, and researchers in bioarchaeology and related fields. It serves as a comprehensive reference for courses on Mesoamerica, bioarchaeology, and Native American studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Foreword Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Early Days of Mesoamerican Osteology Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Management and Conservation of Human Remains from Mesoamerica Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Preceramic Skeletal Record of Mexico and Central America Download PDF
Chapter  6:  North of Mesoamerica Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Bioarchaeological Studies in the Southern Periphery of Mesoamerica Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Bioarchaeology of Preclassic Mesoamerica and the Advent of Statehood Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Bioarchaeology of Oaxaca Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Maya Bioarchaeology Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The People of the Southern Central Region of Veracruz Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Bioarchaeology of the Central Highlands of Mesoamerica from the Early Classic Period Through the Toltec Period Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Heartland of the Empire Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Inhabitants of Monte Albán Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The Multiethnic Population of a Teotihuacan Neighborhood Center Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The Community of Xcambó, a Classic-Period Maya Port in the Yucatan Peninsula Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Bioarchaeology at Copán, Honduras Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Bioarchaeology of Permanent Body Modifications in Mesoamerica Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Royal Bodies Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Archaeothanatology Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The Bioarchaeology of Ritualized Violence and Posthumous Treatments of The Human Body in Mesoamerica Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Mesoamerican Paleopathology Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Living Conditions, Gender, and Stature Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Geographic Variation in Mesoamerican Paleodiets Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Population Continuity and Mobility Across Mesoamerica Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Baseline Strontium Isotope Ratios in Mesoamerica Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The Paleo-Dna of Ancient Mesoamerican Peoples Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Population Structure, Fertility, and Growth Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The Craniometry of Mesoamerican Population Distances Download PDF
Chapter  30:  3D Digitization and Analysis of Human Skeletal Remains for Mesoamerican Bioarchaeology Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Methods in Bioarchaeology Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Histomorphology of Un-Decalcified Bone in Mesoamerican Bioarchaeology Download PDF
Chapter  33:  The Phenomenon of Mummification in Ancient Mexico Download PDF
Chapter  34:  The Bioarchaeology of Colonial New Spain Download PDF
Chapter  35:  The Serdán Brothers Download PDF
Chapter  36:  General Trends in Size in Maya Populations of the Yucatan Peninsula From the Preclassic to the 2010S Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Making Research of Human Reference Collections Available to Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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