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How to Analyze a Prehistoric Commingled Burial

Originally posted on MARBAL:
Most of the human skeletal remains that Emilie and I have been analyzing for the past two weeks are either primary burials, or secondary burials of bits of a single individual. Two humeri, two radii, two…

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New Blog: Mortuary Archaeology of the Râmeț Bronze Age Landscape

In my last post, I promised an update regarding my latest bioarchaeological endeavours. The twist is that the update won’t come on this blog. As you may recall, I spent about ten days in October gallivanting about the Apuseni mountains, with … Continue reading

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Bone Broke Year in Review 2016

As 2016 vanishes into the aether like a monitor lizard slipping into the waters of Lumpini Park, it is time to reflect on the last year at Bone Broke. A picture is worth a thousand words, so I’ll just leave … Continue reading

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My Dissertation Defense

It’s been a quiet month on the blog. My absence has been due to the fact that I’ve been up to lots of different things, including: Participating in the University of Michigan Preparing Future Faculty program (through which I was … Continue reading

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Bone Broke Year in Review 2015

2015 was a year of firsts. It was the first time I spent the summer in Ann Arbor, rather than the field. It marked my first experience solo teaching my own class, the summer session Science of Skeletons. I also began applying … Continue reading

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Four-Field Talk Tomorrow: Bare Bones?

The department that I’m part of is a four-field anthropology department, meaning that it contains archaeologists, cultural anthropologists, linguistic anthropologists, and biological anthropologists. Four-field approaches are valuable because they encompass the whole scope of human cultural practices and behaviors, examining … Continue reading

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Hip hip hooray: Orienting and identifying features of the os coxae

One of the ranges in my museum is decorated with a number of different osteological puns, and every time I walk past their on point door makes me jealous.  I’ve always been particularly envious of the “Hip Hip Hooray” slogan, … Continue reading

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