How Human Skeletons Are Illuminating Europe’s Islamic Past
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I am an archaeologist and biological anthropologist who specializes in the analysis of human remains from archaeological contexts around the world. My research focuses on how we can use human skeletal remains to study important topics such as identity, ethnicity, and migration. I am interested in how the past is used for modern political and social aims and how studying the past can impact current and future generations.

                       

How Human Skeletons Are Illuminating Europe’s Islamic Past

Bioarchaeology, a field that combines the methods of archaeology and biological/physical anthropology, uses archaeological human skeletal remains to better understand the human past. The physical remains of people who lived in periods before modern times inform researchers on important aspects of the human experience. Data from skeletal analyses provide information that cannot be collected from any other surviving forms of evidence. In a recent paper published by the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, researchers from the Buffalo Human Evolutionary Morphology...

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