Colonized Bodies, Worlds Transformed: Toward A Global Bioarchaeology of Contact and Colonialism

Colonized Bodies, Worlds Transformed: Toward A Global Bioarchaeology of Contact and Colonialism


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813060750
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publication date: 01/31/2017
Series: Bioarchaeological Interpretations of the Human Past: Local, Regional, and Global
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Melissa S. Murphy, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Wyoming, is coeditor of Enduring Conquests: Rethinking the Archaeology of Resistance to Spanish Colonialism in the Americas. Haagen D. Klaus, associate professor of anthropology at George Mason University, is coeditor of Ritual Violence in the Ancient Andes: Reconstructing Sacrifice on the North Coast of Peru.

Table of Contents


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1.         Beyond Contact: Bioarchaeological Perspectives on Conquest and Colonialism for the 21st Century
Melissa S. Murphy, Haagen D. Klaus

Section I: Life, death, and mortuary practices after contact and colonialism

2.         Exhuming differences and continuities after colonialism at Puruchuco-Huaquerones, Peru
Melissa S. Murphy, Maria Fernanda Boza, Catherine Gaither

3.         New Kingdom Egyptian Colonialism in Nubia at the Third Cataract: A Diachronic Examination of Sociopolitical Transition (1750-650 BC)
Michele R. Buzon and Stuart Tyson Smith

4.         Escaping Conquest? Uncovering Regional Variation of Indigenous Experiences of Conquest in Eten, Peru
Haagen D. Klaus and Rosabella Alvarez-Calderón

5.         The Social Structuring of Biological Stress in Contact-Era Spanish Florida: A Bioarchaeological Case Study from Santa Catalina de Guale, St. Catherines Island, Georgia
Lauren A. Winkler, Clark Spencer Larsen, Victor D. Thompson, Paul W. Sciulli, Dale L. Hutchinson, David Hurst Thomas, Elliot H. Blair, and Matthew C. Sanger

Section II: Frontiers, colonial entanglements and diversity

6.         Living on the Edge: Maya Identity and Health on the Colonial Spanish Frontier of  Belize
Amanda R. Harvey, Marie Elaine Danforth, and Mark N. Cohen

7.         Double coloniality in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina: A bioarchaeological and historiographical approach to Selk’nam demographics and health (La Candelaria mission, late 19th and early 20th centuries)
Ricardo A. Guichón, Romina Casali, Pamela García Laborde, Melisa A. Salerno, and Rocío Guichón

8.         Impacts of Imperial interests on health and economy in the Byzantine Near East
Megan A. Perry

9.         Imperialism and Physiological Stress in Rome (1st-3rd centuries AD)
Kristina Killgrove

Section III:  The body and identity under colonialism

10.       Survival and Abandonment of Indigenous Head Shaping Practices in Iberian America After European Contact
Vera Tiesler and Pilar Zabala

11.       A Glimpse of the Ancien Régime in the French Colonies: A Consideration of Ancestry and Health at the Moran Site (22HR511), Biloxi, Mississippi
Marie Elaine Danforth, Danielle N. Cook, J. Lynn Funkhouser, and Barbara T. Hester, and Heather Guzik

12.       Effects of colonialism from the perspective of cranio-facial variation: comparing two case studies involving African populations
Isabelle Ribot, Alan Morris, Emily Renschler

13.       Hybridity? Change? Continuity? Survival? A study of biodistance and identity of colonial burials from Magdalena de Cao Viejo, Chicama Valley, Peru
Alejandra Ortiz, Melissa S. Murphy, Jason Toohey, and Catherine Gaither

14.       The Bioarchaeology of Colonialism: Past Perspectives and Future Prospects
Christopher M. Stojanowski

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