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[First posted in AWOL 13 July 2009. Updated 14 April 2022]

Bioarchaeology of the Near East
Printed version ISSN: 1898-9403
Online ISSN: 1899-962X
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Bioarchaeology of the Near East (printed version ISSN 1898-9403, online ISSN 1899-962X) is published annually in one volume. The aim of the journal is to promote research on the history of human populations inhabiting South-Western Asia (chiefly Mesopotamia, Syria, Palestine, Anatolia, Iran, and Egypt). It will publish original contributions in which methods of physical anthropology and bioarchaeology are used to answer historical questions. Three kinds of texts will be considered for publication: original papers, general review articles (especially those focussing on methodological issues), and short fieldwork reports. Papers of two first categories will be subject to peer review.

The editors welcome contributions focusing on the biological background of historical processes observed in past populations in the region where most ancient civilisations of the Old World emerged. This includes large-scale studies e.g., on migrations, secular trends, microevolution, temporal changes or regional differences in the quality of life, disease patterns or demographical profiles, but also local studies or diagnostic case studies of distinguished individuals. Papers using not only biological, but also archaeological and textual evidence are mostly appreciated. For more effective exchange of information the journal also includes short fieldwork reports on human remains excavated at archaeological sites located in the region of interest.
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Nina Maaranen, Sonia Zakrzewski, Arwa Kharobi, Chris Stantis, Silvia Prell, Manfred Bietak, Holger Schutkowski
The people of Avaris: Intra-regional biodistance analysis using dental non-metric traits, pp. 1-24.
Abstract, PDF (213 KB), Supplementary File (470 KB)

Marcin Z. Paszke
Bird species diversity in 3rd millennium B.C. Mesopotamia: The case of the Al-Ubaid bird frieze from the Temple of Ninhursag, pp. 25-54.
Abstract, PDF (351 KB)

Anton M. Axelsson
Reassessing stature estimates for the Early Bronze Age Karataş-Semayük population, pp. 55-75.
Abstract, PDF (429 KB), Supplementary File (14 KB)



Short Fieldwork Reports

Plant remains from Berikldeebi, Georgia, 1979-1992, pp. 77-84. PDF (274 KB)
Human remains from the TT65 Project, Luxor, Egypt, 2014, pp. 85-97. PDF (327 KB)
Human remains from Tell Nebi Yunus, Mosul, Iraq, 2018-2019, pp. 98-103. PDF (208 KB)
Human remains from Chhîm, Lebanon, 1998–2009, pp. 104-110. PDF (270 KB)
Human remains from Porphyreon (Jiyeh), Lebanon, 2004–2012, pp. 111-116. PDF (155 KB)
Human remains from Barja, Lebanon, 2013, pp. 117-121. PDF (242 KB)
Human remains from Metsamor, Armenia, 2013–2021, pp. 122-127. PDF (253 KB)
Human remains from Jezlan Dasht, Iran, 2013, pp. 128-135. PDF (449 KB)


Issue date: 31 December 2021

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