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Bioarchaeology of Copán, Honduras

Ballcourt at Copan

This project focuses on the life histories and population biology of individuals interred within the Copán Pocket during the first millennium after Christ.

This project focuses on the life histories and population biology of individuals interred within the Copán Pocket during the first millennium after Christ.

Publications: 
Jane E. Buikstra, T.D. Price, J.H. Burton, and L.E. Wright.Tombs from Copan’s Acropolis: A Life History Approach. In Understanding Early Classic Copan. Ellen E. Bell, Marcello A. Canuto, and Robert J. Sharer, eds., Chapter 1. pp. 191-212. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (2004).

Kenneth C. Nystrom, Jane E. Buikstra, and Ethan M. Braunstein.Radiographic Evaluation of Early Classic Elites from Copán, Honduras.International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 5: 196-207 (2005).

Kenneth C. Nystrom, and Jane E. Buikstra. Trauma induced changes in Diaphyseal Cross-Sectional Geometry in Elites from Copán, Honduras. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. (in press)

Funding Sources:
National Science Foundation
National Geographic Society
FAMSI
Ahua Foundation

Partnerships:
Instituto Hondureño de AntropologÍ Historia
University of Wisconsin Laboratory of Archaeological Chemistry
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology
Harvard University Department of Anthropology
Tulane University
Colgate University

Jane Buikstra, Arizona State University School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Robert Sharer
William Fash
Loa Traxler
Douglas Price
James Burton
Jennifer Piehl
E. Wyllys Andrews V
Katie Miller
Allan Maca