Archaeological Human Remains

Global Perspectives

  • Barra O’Donnabhain
  • María Cecilia Lozada

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Archaeology book series (BRIEFSARCHAE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Barra O’Donnabhain, María Cecilia Lozada
    Pages 1-12
  3. María A. Bordach, Osvaldo J. Mendonça, Mario A. Arrieta, Lila Bernardi
    Pages 13-27
  4. Judith Littleton
    Pages 41-52
  5. Sheila M. F. Mendonça de Souza
    Pages 53-63
  6. Don Brothwell
    Pages 65-84
  7. Jerome S. Cybulski, M. Anne Katzenberg
    Pages 85-103
  8. Αnna Lagia, Anastasia Papathanasiou, Sevi Triantaphyllou
    Pages 105-126
  9. Hildur Gestsdóttir
    Pages 127-137
  10. Veena Mushrif-Tripathy
    Pages 139-153
  11. Barra O’Donnabhain, Eileen Murphy
    Pages 155-164
  12. Handan Üstündağ, Gökçe Bike Yazıcıoğlu
    Pages 199-211
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 247-252

About this book


This volume addresses the directions that studies of archaeological human remains have taken in a number of different countries, where attitudes range from widespread support to prohibition. Overlooked in many previous publications, this diversity in attitudes is examined through a variety of lenses, including academic origins, national identities, supporting institutions, archaeological context, and globalization.   The volume situates this diversity of attitudes by examining past and current tendencies in studies of archaeologically-retrieved human remains across a range of geopolitical settings.  In a context where methodological approaches have been increasingly standardized in recent decades, the volume poses the question if this standardization has led to a convergence in approaches to archaeological human remains or if significant differences remain between practitioners in different countries. The volume also explores the future trajectories of the study of skeletal remains in the different jurisdictions under scrutiny. 


archaeological skeletal studies biological anthropology differences in attitudes about excavations ethnic studies and archaeological human remains globalization and archaeological human remains trajectory of the study of human remains

Editors and affiliations

  • Barra O’Donnabhain
    • 1
  • María Cecilia Lozada
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ArchaeologyUniversity College CorkCorkIreland
  2. 2.Department of AnthropologyThe University of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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