Bioarchaeology of the Near East, 2:1-38 (2008)
Recent research in Cypriot bioarchaeology
Nathan K. Harper* (1), Sherry C. Fox (2)
(1) Homer A. and Dorothy B. Thompson Fellow,
American School of Classical Studies at Athens,
54 Souidias Street, Gr-10676, Athens, Greece
email: firstname.lastname@example.org (corresponding author)
(2) Director, Wiener Laboratory,
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Abstract: Cyprus has a rich archaeological history that is not always refl ected in bioarchaeological research.
Complicating factors of fragmentary, commingled, and poorly preserved remains and an historical bias towards
art historical and architectural approaches have led to delayed development of modern Cypriot bioarchaeology.
Th is article highlights important research into ancient and recent Cypriot populations and suggests
future approaches that might lead to more interdisciplinary work. Included here is a comprehensive bibliography
of Cypriot bioarchaeological research.
Key words: Cyprus: archaeology; bioarchaeology; paleopathology; biodistance; osteology; thalassemia
Received 21 December 2008; accepted 4 March 2009; published online 15 March 2009.
- Button S.L. (2010), Resource stress and subsistence practice in early prehistoric Cyprus, PhD thesis, University of Michigan.
- Cannon J.W. (2010), Textile production and its implications for complex social organization, BPhil thesis, University of Pittsburgh.
- Killgrove K. (2010), Migration and mobility in Imperial Rome, PhD thesis, University of North Carolina.
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