Honouring Jane Buikstra's pioneering work in the development of bioarchaeological research, the essays in this volume stem from a symposium held at the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The volume documents the degree to which bioarchaeological approaches have become normalized and integrated into anthropological research.
Maria Cecilia Lozada is a Peruvian bioarchaeologist who has been conducting archaeological research in the South Central Andes for twenty years. She is currently a research associate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. Irish bioarchaeologist Barra O'Donnabhain is currently on the faculty of the Department of Archaeology at University College Cork, and is on the board of directors of the Los Angeles-based Institute for Field Research.