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.
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 L. Martin, Anna J. 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 ...