Commingled and Disarticulated Human Remains

Working Toward Improved Theory, Method, and Data

  • Anna J. Osterholtz
  • Kathryn M. Baustian
  • Debra L. Martin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Anna J. Osterholtz, Kathryn M. Baustian, Debra L. Martin
    Pages 1-13
  3. Long Term Usage Assemblages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Anna J. Osterholtz, Kathryn M. Baustian, Debra L. Martin, Daniel T. Potts
      Pages 35-50
    3. Nicholas P. Herrmann, Joanne L. Devlin, Jessica C. Stanton
      Pages 51-66
  4. Episodic Assemblages

  5. Caveats and Contributions from Other Disciplines

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 275-285

About this book


Commingled and Disarticulated Human Remains: Working Toward Improved Theory, Method, and Data brings together research that provides innovative methodologies for the analysis of commingled human remains. It has temporal and spatial breadth, with case studies coming from pre-state to historic periods, as well as from both the New and Old World. Highlights of this volume include standardized methods and the presentation of best practices in the field. Using a case study approach, the volume demonstrates how data gathered from commingled human remains can be incorporated into the overall interpretation of a site and explores the best ways to formulate the demographic makeup of commingled assemblages.

Field archaeologists, bioarchaeologists, academic anthropologists, forensic anthropologists, zooarchaeologists, and students of anthropology and archaeology will find this to be an invaluable resource.


analysis of human skeletal remains bioarchaeology field site best practices forensic anthropology osteology and commingled remains zooarchaeology

Editors and affiliations

  • Anna J. Osterholtz
    • 1
  • Kathryn M. Baustian
    • 2
  • Debra L. Martin
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of Nevada, Las VegasLas VegasUSA
  2. 2.University of Nevada, Las VegasLas VegasUSA
  3. 3.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of NevadaLas VegasUSA

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