Combined papers from two conferences of the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology held in 2014 and 2015. Papers look at many aspects of the archaeological application of the study of human bone, DNA and related areas including comparative faunal evidence.
Betina Jakob is a Teaching Fellow in the department of Archaeology at Durham University, UK, where she teaches human bioarchaeology and palaeopathology. Her research interests focus on differences in health and disease patterns in early medieval populations, especially from Britain and southwestern Germany.
Malin Holst is the director of York Osteoarchaeology Ltd, a commercial bioarchaeological company that carries out the excavation, analysis and reporting or publication of human skeletons from archaeological projects. She also teaches bioarchaeology at the University of York. She specialises in bioarchaeology with emphasis on osteology and palaeopathology and particular interest in weapon-related trauma from skeletal material related to battlefield sites. Her research has also focused on burial ritual, particularly on multi-period cemeteries, which often span millennia.