Bioarchaeology in the ancient Near East: Challenges and future directions for the southern Levant.

@article{Sheridan2017BioarchaeologyIT,
  title={Bioarchaeology in the ancient Near East: Challenges and future directions for the southern Levant.},
  author={Susan Guise Sheridan},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={2017},
  volume={162 Suppl 63},
  pages={
          110-152
        }
}
  • S. Sheridan
  • Published 20 January 2017
  • Environmental Science
  • American journal of physical anthropology
The synthesis of biological anthropology, archaeology, and social theory provides a bioarchaeological model to reconstruct nuanced aspects of demography, diet, disease, death, daily activities, and biodistance, even in the absence of discrete burials. Numerous skeletal assemblages in the southern Levant are composed of mixed and fragmented bones resulting from generational use of cemeteries, mass burial, and additional communal burial practices. Others become commingled due to taphonomic… 

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