For the newest issue of the Society for Archaeological Sciences Bulletin, my article discusses mortuary and bioarchaeology in the field.
“As the summer approaches, many archaeologists’ thoughts turn to their field season, whether doing their own independent excavation, conducting survey prior to construction, leading or attending a field school. Fieldwork is an essential part of being an archaeologist, and for bioarchaeology it means getting the opportunity to excavate human remains. There are currently dozens of field schools all around the world spanning drastically different time periods where one can learn the proper methods for excavating burials. In this article, I want to discuss the role the fieldwork plays in our interpretation of not just the human remains but also the broader burial context…”
To read the full article, see the open access PDF version here: SAS Summer Bulletin