BH16
Osteobiographies: studies from ancient human skeletal remains

Convenors:
Samanti Kulatilake (Mount Royal University)
Location:
Roscoe 2.10
Start time:
8 August, 2013 at 11:00
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

Human skeletal remains from archaeological excavations provide a important information. The studies conducted by different scholars at different areas of the world should have one common platform to discuss their finding s and have academic interactions among themselves.

Long abstract:

Human skeletal remains are the representative of the bygone population who made culture and lived at any time or geographical brackets. They are the direct evidence of the humans and their adaptation strategies in various environments. Human modified the natural resources around them the nature and culture also played an important role to modify humans. At the same time different mortuary practices can also suggest the cognitive processes of humans. Humans were exposed to different conditions from ancient times till today, and they left the signatures on the skeletal remains. Inferences on aspects like health and nutrition, palaeopathology, infant mortality rates, life expectancy, population movements, demography can be carried out to understand the inhabitants.