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Adaptive Tools for Resilient Bones

Thursday 18 November 2021 - Friday 19 November 2021
To be determined

The physical activity of the past communities has become a crucial line of archaeological research, bringing together daily lives, labour, and identities from their bones. Osteoarchaeological studies have used various methods to assess how physical activity has modified the skeletal remains, focusing on entheseal changes. Academic debates have been centred on osteological techniques' reproducibility, but we still need more consensus about the most reliable ways to process data from these methods. Thus, in this workshop, we intend to share the main biostatistical tools that have been used in osteoarchaeological research of physical activity, giving an open forum to discuss the applicability and adaptability of these tools based on case studies from different archaeological contexts. 

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