The Bodies and Lives series presents targeted treatments of bioarchaeological, archaeological, and anthropological topics. Individual volumes focus on specific time periods and/or geographic regions and present contextualized skeletal data in order to explore issues of lived experience in the past. There are lessons to be learned from the bodies and lives of those that came before us; this series tackles those lessons in an approachable short-form format designed to provide introductions to not only the specific topics but also to how rich interpretation can be with the inclusion of skeletal data.
Gender Violence in the American Southwest (AD 1100-1300) Mothers, Sisters, Wives, Slaves
Bodies and Lives in Victorian England Science, Sexuality, and the Affliction of Being Female
By Sara L. Juengst
February 28, 2023
This book explores how past peoples navigated and created power structures and social relationships, using a case study from the Titicaca Basin of Bolivia (800 BC–AD 400). Based on the analysis of human skeletal remains, it combines anthropological social theory, archaeological contexts, and ...
By Debra L. Martin, Claira Ralston
November 28, 2022
This volume uses osteobiography and individual-level analyses of burials retrieved from the La Plata River Valley (New Mexico) to illustrate the variety of roles that Ancestral Pueblo women played in the past (circa AD 1100–1300). The experiences of women as a result of their gender, age, and ...
By Pamela K. Stone, Lise Shapiro Sanders
May 01, 2022
This volume offers an overview of what it was like to be female and to live and die in Victorian England (c. 1837-1901), by situating this experience within the scientific and social contexts of the times. With a temporal focus on women’s life experience, the book moves from childhood and youth, ...
By Debra Martin, Anna Osterholtz
November 10, 2015
Bodies and Lives in Ancient America offers a broad overview of what it was like to live and die throughout North America before European contact. Using a unique life history approach, the book moves from pregnancy and birth through to senescence. Drawing on biological data gathered from human ...