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Bioarchaeology of Copán, Honduras

(1995 present)
 

Description
This project focuses upon the life histories and population biology of individuals interred within the Copán Pocket during the first millennium after Christ.

Research Team
  • Jane E. Buikstra
  • Robert Sharer
  • William Fash
  • Loa Traxler
  • Douglas Price
  • James Burton
  • Jennifer Piehl
  • E. Wyllys Andrews V
  • Katie Miller
  • Allan Maca

Sources of Funding
NSF
National Geographic Society
FAMSI
Ahua Foundation

Partnerships
Instituto Hondureño de Antropología y Historia
University of Wisconsin Laboratory of Archaeological Chemistry
University of Pennsylvania, Museum of Archaeology
Harvard University, Dept. Anthropology
Tulane University
Colgate University


Publications
Jane E. Buikstra, TD Price, JH Burton, and LE Wright. Tombs from Copan’s Acropolis: A Life History Approach. In Understanding Early Classic Copan. Ellen E. Bell, Marcello A. Canuto, and Robert J. Sharer, eds., Chapter 1. pp. 191-212. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (2004).

Kenneth C. Nystrom, Jane E. Buikstra, and Ethan M. Braunstein. Radiographic Evaluation of Early Classic Elites from Copán, Honduras. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 5: 196-207 (2005).

Kenneth C. Nystrom, and Jane E. Buikstra. Trauma induced changes in Diaphyseal Cross-Sectional Geometry in Elites from Copán, Honduras. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. (in press).

Contact: Jane E. Buikstra

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