Written in Stone, Written in Bone

Ann L. W. Stodder and Ann M. Palkovich

in The Bioarchaeology of Individuals

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780813038070
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813043135 | DOI:
Written in Stone, Written in Bone

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This chapter presents the osteobiography of a man (aged 35–45 years) from Tell Atchana (ancient Alalakh), Turkey (mid-15th-late 14th centuries B.C.E.). Archaeological context and skeletal data indicate this man experienced rigorous physical upper body activity. The author uses a carefully documented fictive narrative to tell the story of this man's life as a reed worker.

Keywords: Osteobiography; Alalakh; Tell Atchana; Bronze Age; Fictive narrative

Chapter.  7254 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology

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