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RZ-255623-17
An Archaeological Study of the Ancient Phaleron Cemetery near Athens, Greece
Jane Buikstra, Arizona State University

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Archaeology Study of the Ancient Phaleron Cemetery (Web Resources)
Title: Archaeology Study of the Ancient Phaleron Cemetery
Author: Jane Buistra
Abstract: An Archaeological Study of the Ancient Phaleron Cemetery near Athens, Greece Archaeological study and analysis of the cemetery of Phaleron, the ancient port of Athens, Greece. (36 months)
Year: 2017
Primary URL: http://phaleron.digital-ascsa.org

Bioarchaeological practice and the curation of human skeletal remains in a Greek context: The Phaleron cemetery (Article)
Title: Bioarchaeological practice and the curation of human skeletal remains in a Greek context: The Phaleron cemetery
Author: Jane E. Buikstra
Author: Eleni-Anna Prevedorou
Abstract: Human skeletal remains constitute remarkably informative finds, both biologically and socioculturally. Their recovery, preservation, conservation, storage, and analysis are complex issues that need to be addressed within any given biocultural context. Given the country’s geography and the long history of human occupation, Greek field archaeology is intense and ongoing, with both rescue and systematic excavations. Human burials are thus frequently encountered in excavations throughout Greece, resulting in the accumulation of osteological material. Some of the common challenges of bioarchaeological research in Greece consist of insufficient time, funding, and documentation in the field; unmet conservation needs and lack of storage space; as well as the long time-gap between excavation and analysis. Here, we give a brief overview of excavation, curation, and bioarchaeological practice within a Greek archaeological framework. We focus on the newly launched Phaleron Bioarchaeological Project on a vast necropolis from the wider Athens region in order to present our methodological approach. Finally, we consider the role of interdisciplinary collaboration in managing large-scale bioarchaeological projects and serving long-term heritage preservation goals.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://doi.org/10.1017/aap.2018.42
Access Model: Subscription
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Advances in Archaeological Practice
Publisher: Society for American Archaeology


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