Session Organizer: Bioarchaeology in East Asia, World Archaeological Congress-9 Prague, 2020

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Organized by Hisashi Fujita (Niigata College of Nursing, Japan), Dong Hoon Shin (Seoul National University, Korea)

Bioarchaeology is important research discipline to obtain scientific information from all ancient biological remains including human, animal, plant and even the microorganisms. Upon the remains obtained from excavation sites, bioarchaeologists did analyses with various research techniques, getting knowledge to understand the past society and people in more detail. Although there has been a long history of bioarchaeology in East Asia like the other countries and continents, very few information obtained therein have been available in the outside world. Considering that East Asia was the one of the civilizations that flourished for a long time in history, the deficiency of bioarchaeological reports in international academia is very regretful situation not only for the archaeologists in this region. In this regard, we hope to get the chance of comprehensive discussion on the current trends and future prospect in bioarchaeological studies of East Asian countries.
Short titleBioarchaeology session in WAC-9
StatusNot started
Effective start/end date5/07/2010/07/20