bioarchaeology

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noun bio·ar·chae·ol·o·gy \ ˌbī-(ˌ)ō-ˌär-kē-ˈä-lə-jē \

Definition of bioarchaeology

:the scientific study of human biological remains (such as bones) from archaeological sites
  • Extrapolating from hard evidence drawn from human remains to conclusions about how people lived is at the heart of bioarchaeology
  • —James GormanNew York Times18 Dec. 2012
  • Most bioarchaeology studies tend to tell the tale of illness and death of people from a single site, such as a burial pit for plague victims or an ancient cemetery.
  • —Ann GibbonsScience1 May 2009

bioarchaeological

play \ˌbī-(ˌ)ō-ˌär-kē-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
    • bioarchaeological research
    • a bioarchaeological analysis

bioarchaeologist

play \ˌbī-(ˌ)ō-ˌär-kē-ˈä-lə-jist\ noun, plural bioarchaeologists

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First Known Use of bioarchaeology

1972


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