Friday, June 10, 2016

Open Access Journal: Bioarchaeology of the Near East

[First posted in AWOL 13 July 2009. Updated 10 June 2016]

Bioarchaeology of the Near East
Printed version ISSN: 1898-9403
Online ISSN: 1899-962X
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Bioarchaeology of the Near East (printed version ISSN 1898-9403, online ISSN 1899-962X) is published annually in one volume. The aim of the journal is to promote research on the history of human populations inhabiting South-Western Asia (chiefly Mesopotamia, Syria, Palestine, Anatolia, Iran, and Egypt). It will publish original contributions in which methods of physical anthropology and bioarchaeology are used to answer historical questions. Three kinds of texts will be considered for publication: original papers, general review articles (especially those focussing on methodological issues), and short fieldwork reports. Papers of two first categories will be subject to peer review.

The editors welcome contributions focusing on the biological background of historical processes observed in past populations in the region where most ancient civilisations of the Old World emerged. This includes large-scale studies e.g., on migrations, secular trends, microevolution, temporal changes or regional differences in the quality of life, disease patterns or demographical profiles, but also local studies or diagnostic case studies of distinguished individuals. Papers using not only biological, but also archaeological and textual evidence are mostly appreciated. For more effective exchange of information the journal also includes short fieldwork reports on human remains excavated at archaeological sites located in the region of interest.

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Volume in progress


Emily J. Marlow
Metric sex estimation of ancient Egyptian skeletal remains. Part I: Testing of published methods, pp. 1-25.
Abstract, PDF (189 KB)

Emily J. Marlow, Iwona Kozieradzka-Ogunmakin
Metric sex estimation of ancient Egyptian skeletal remains. Part II: Testing of new population-specific methods, pp. 27-46.
Abstract, PDF (175 KB)

Anahit Khudaverdyan, Hamazasp Khachatryan, Larisa Eganyan
Multiple trauma in a horse rider from the Late Iron Age cemetery at Shirakavan, Armenia, pp. 47-68.
Abstract, PDF (849 KB)

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