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bioarchaeology Syllabification: bi·o·ar·chae·ol·o·gy
Pronunciation: /ˌbīōˌärkēˈäləjē/
(also bioarcheology)

Definition of bioarchaeology in English:


The study of bones and other biological materials found in archaeological remains in order to provide information about human life or the environment in the past: he recommended that the skeletons be reinterred after being studied by experts in bioarchaeology
More example sentences
  • DNA analysis in bioarchaeology is still in its infancy, but promises to be a powerful tool for identification of population history.
  • This book offers for the first time a global perspective on the bioarchaeology of the transition to agriculture.
  • Bioarchaeology is beginning to fill in the details of the historical record, offering specifics about how food sources changed.



Example sentences
  • Bioarchaeological investigations focusing on the skeletal remains of the general populace are beginning to shed new light on earlier presumptions that everyone was happy and healthy in this capital city.
  • The preserved human hair, fur, plant and other bioarchaeological materials are among the largest and best preserved collections of their kind ever recovered.
  • The final essay exploits a range of bioarchaeological data to establish a framework for reviewing female health in urban Roman Britain.


Example sentences
  • Using stable isotope analysis, bioarchaeologists can directly determine the dietary sources of carbon and nitrogen
  • The team of bioarchaeologists used a newly refined technique of amino acid analysis that measures the deterioration of proteins in fossils found close to the tools.
  • It has been stated by some bioarchaeologists that iron deficiency anemia increases with the adoption of maize agriculture.

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