Massacres, Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology Approaches
University of Florida Press
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Bioarchaeology & forensic anthropology offer unique perspectives on studies of mass violence & present opportunities to interpret human skeletal remains in a broader cultural context. Massacres & other forms of large-scale violence have been documented in many different ancient & modern contexts. Moving the analysis from the victims to the broader political & cultural context necessitates using social theories aboutthe nature of mass violence. Mass violence has a cultural logic of its own that is shaped by social & historical dynamics. Massacres can have varying aims, including subjugation or total eradication of a group based on status, ethnicity, or religion. This edited volume presents case studies that integrate the evidence from human remains within the broader cultural & historical contexts
Bioarchaeology; Forensic anthropology; Massacres; Mass violence; Mass death; Skeletal remains
Anderson, C. P.,
Martin, D. L.
Massacres, Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology Approaches.
Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Press.