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Bioarchaeology of the Osmore Valley, Peru

Peruvian peaks and valley

This project focuses upon the social and biological dimensions of human change across time and through space. The context is the Osmore River valley of southern Perú.

This project focuses upon the social and biological dimensions of human change across time and through space. The context is the Osmore River valley of southern Perú.

Publications: 

Maria Cecilia Lozada Cerna, Kelly J. Knudson, Rex C. Haydon, and Jane E. Buikstra. 2012. “Social Marginalization among the Chiribaya: The Curandero of Yaral, Southern Peru.” In The Bioarchaeology of Individuals, edited by Ann Stodder and Ann Palkovich. University Press of Florida: Tallahassee, Florida, pages 85-95.

Kelly J. Knudson, Hope M. Williams, Jane E. Buikstra, Paula Tomczak, Gwyneth Gordon, and Ariel D. Anbar. 2010. “Introducing δ88/86Sr Analysis in Archaeology: A Demonstration of the Utility of Strontium Isotope Fractionation in Paleodietary Studies.” Journal of Archaeological Science 37(9): 2352-2364.

Kelly J. Knudson. 2009. “Oxygen Isotope Analysis in a Land of Environmental Extremes: The Complexities of Isotopic Work in the Andes.” International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 19 (2): 171-191. Published in a special issue entitled, “Archaeology and Stable Isotopes in Southern South America: Hunter-Gatherers, Pastoralism, and Agriculture” and co-edited by Ramiro Barberena, Adolfo Gil, Gustavo Neme, and Robert Tykot.  

Alicia K. Wilbur, Amy J. Farnbach, Kelly J. Knudson, and Jane E. Buikstra. 2008. “Diet, Disease and the Paleopathological Record.” Current Anthropology 49 (6): 963-991.

 Kelly J. Knudson and Jane E. Buikstra. 2007. “Residential Mobility and Resource Use in the Chiribaya Polity of Southern Peru: Strontium Isotope Analysis of Archaeological Tooth Enamel and Bone.” International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 17 (6): 563-580.

Kelly J. Knudson, Arthur E. Aufderheide, and Jane E. Buikstra. 2007. “Seasonality and Paleodiet in the Chiribaya Polity of Southern Peru.” Journal of Archaeological Science 34 (3): 451-462.

Kelly J. Knudson and T. Douglas Price. 2007. “Utility of Multiple Chemical Techniques in Archaeological Residential Mobility Studies: Case Studies from Tiwanaku- and Chiribaya-Affiliated Sites in the Andes.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology 132 (1): 25-39.  

Kelly J. Knudson, T. Douglas Price, Jane E. Buikstra, and Deborah E. Blom. 2004. “The Use of Strontium Isotope Analysis to Investigate Tiwanaku Migration and Mortuary Ritual in Bolivia and Peru.” Archaeometry 46 (1): 5-18. Published in a special issue entitled, “Resolution and Refinement: Recent Advances in Archaeological Chemistry” and co-edited by Kelly J. Knudson and David C. Meiggs with advisory editor Michael Richards.

Deborah E. Blom, Jane E. Buikstra, Linda Keng, Paula D. Tomczak, Eleanor Shoreman, Debbie Stevens-Tuttle (published online 2004) "Anemia and Childhood Mortality: Latitudinal Patterning Along the Coast of Pre-Columbian Peru." American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 127 (2): 152- 169.

Karl J. Reinhard, and Jane E. Buikstra. 2003."Louse Infestation of the Chiribaya Culture, Southern Peru: Variation in Prevalence by Age and Sex." Memorias de Instituto Oswaldo Cruz 98 (Suppl. 1):173-179.

Maria Cecilia Lozada and Jane E. Buikstra. 2002. El Señorío de Chiribaya en la Costa Sur del Perú. Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, Lima-Peru.

Etty Indriati and Jane E. Buikstra. 2001. "Coca Chewing in Prehistoric Peru: Dental Evidence." American Journal of Physical Anthropology 114 (3) 242-257.

Karl J. Reinhard, Jane E. Buikstra, and Arthur C. Aufderheide. 2001. Diphyllobothriasis in Perhistoric Chile and Peru. University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Maria C. Lozada, Deborah E.. Blom and Jane E. Buikstra. 1997. The Practice of Artificial Deformation in Precolumbian Peru. El Chaski. Organo Periodistico de Peruvian Arts Society pp.7.

Wilmar L. Salo, Arthur C. Aufderheide, Jane E.Buikstra, and Todd A. Holcomb. 1994.
Identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis DNA in a Pre-Columbian Peruvian Mummy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 91:2091-2094.

Larry W. Cartmell, Arthur C. Aufderheide, Angela Springfield, Jane E. Buikstra, Bernardo Arriaza, Cheryl Weems. 1994. "Radioimmunoassay for Cocaine in Mummy Hair to Determine Antiquity and Demography of Coca Leaf Chewing Practices in Southern Peru and Northern Chile." Eres (Arqueología)5 (1) 83-95.

A.L.W. Springfield, Arthur C. Aufderheide, Jane E. Buikstra, and J. Ho. 1993. "Cocaine and Metabolites in the Hair of Ancient Peruvian Coca Leaf Chewers." Forensic Science International  63:269-275.

Jane E. Buikstra, ed. 1990. A Life in Science: Papers in Honor of J. Lawrence Angel. Author of two chapters: "Introduction" (with L. M. Hoshower) and "A Case of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis from Pre-Columbian Peru" (with A. Poznanski, M.C. Lozada , P. Goldstein, and L. Leuschner). Biological Anthropology Unit of the American Anthropological Association, by the Center for American Archaeology.

Peter T. Bürgi, Sloan R. Williams, Jane E. Buikstra, Niki R. Clark, Maria Cecilia Lozada Cerna and Elva Torres Pino. 1989. "Aspects of Mortuary Differentiation at the Site of Estuquiña, Southern Peru." In Ecology, Settlement and History in the Osmore Drainage. Don S. Rice and Charles Stanish, eds., BAR, Oxford. pp. 347-369.

Funding Sources:
National Science Foundation
Wenner-Gren
University of Chicago

Partnerships:
Museum Contisuyo
Centro Mallqui
University of Chicago

Jane Buikstra, Arizona State University School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Maria Cecilia Lozada C.
Kelly Knudson, Arizona State University School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Karl Reinhard
Sloan Williams
Sonia Guillen
Cecil Lewis
Deborah Blom