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Bioarchaeology of the Osmore Valley, Perú

(1984 - present)

This project focuses upon the social and biological dimensions of human change across time and through space. The context is the Osmore River valley of southern Perú.

Research Team
  • Jane E. Buikstra
  • Maria Cecilia Lozada C.
  • Kelly Knudson
  • Karl Reinhard
  • Sloan Willians
  • Sonia Guillen
  • Cecil Lewis
  • Deborah Blom

Museo Contisuyo
Centro Mallqui
University of Chicago

Sources of Funding
National Science Foundation
University of Chicago

Publications & Presentations

Jane E. Buikstra, ed. (1990)
A Life in Science: Papers in Honor of J. Lawrence Angel. Author of two chapters: "Introduction" (with L. M. Hoshower) and "A Case of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis from Pre-Columbian Peru" (with A. Poznanski, M.C. Lozada , P. Goldstein, and L. Leuschner). Biological Anthropology Unit of the American Anthropological Association, by the Center for American Archaeology.

Maria Cecilia Lozada and Jane E. Buikstra (2002)
El Señorío de Chiribaya en la Costa Sur del Perú. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, Lima-Peru.

Peter T. Bürgi, Sloan R. Williams, Jane E. Buikstra, Niki R. Clark, Maria Cecilia Lozada Cerna and Elva Torres Pino (1989)
"Aspects of Mortuary Differentiation at the Site of Estuquiña, Southern Peru." In Ecology, Settlement and History in the Osmore Drainage. Don S. Rice and Charles Stanish, eds., BAR, Oxford. pp. 347-369.

A.L.W. Springfield, Arthur C. Aufderheide, Jane E. Buikstra, and J. Ho (1993)
"Cocaine and Metabolites in the Hair of Ancient Peruvian Coca Leaf Chewers." Forensic Science International 63:269-275.

Wilmar L. Salo, Arthur C. Aufderheide, Jane E.Buikstra, and Todd A. Holcomb (1994)
Identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis DNA in a Pre-Columbian Peruvian Mummy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 91:2091-2094.

Larry W. Cartmell, Arthur C. Aufderheide, Angela Springfield, Jane E. Buikstra, Bernardo Arriaza, Cheryl Weems (1994)
"Radioimmunoassay for Cocaine in Mummy Hair to Determine Antiquity and Demography of Coca Leaf Chewing Practices in Southern Peru and Northern Chile." Eres (Arqueología) 5 (1) 83-95.

Etty Indriati and Jane E. Buikstra (2001)
"Coca Chewing in Prehistoric Peru: Dental Evidence." American Journal of Physical Anthropology 114 (3) 242-257.

Karl J. Reinhard, Jane E. Buikstra, and Arthur C. Aufderheide (2001)
Diphyllobothriasis in Perhistoric Chile and Peru. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Read article.

Kelly Knudson, T. Douglas Price, Jane E. Buikstra, and Deborah Blom (2003)
"The use of strontium and lead isotope analyses to investigate Tiwanaku migration and mortuary ritual in Boliva and Peru." Archaeometry.

Karl J. Reinhard, and Jane E. Buikstra (2003)
"Louse Infestation of the Chiribaya Culture, Southern Peru: Variation in Prevalence by Age and Sex." Memorias de Instituto Oswaldo Cruz 98 (Suppl. 1):173-179.

Deborah E. Blom, Jane E. Buikstra, Linda Keng, Paula b. Tomczak, Eleanor Shoreman, Debbie Stevens-Tuttle (published online 2004)
"Anemia and Childhood Mortality: Latitudinal Patterning Along the Coast of Pre-Columbian Peru." American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 127 (2): 152- 169.

Maria C. Lozada, Deborah E.. Blom and Jane E. Buikstra (1997)
The Practice of Artificial Deformation in Precolumbian Peru. El Chaski. Organo Periodistico de Peruvian Arts Society pp.7.

Contact: Jane E. Buikstra