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Khuzhir-Nuge XIV, a Middle Holocene Hunter-Gatherer Cemetery on Lake Baikal, Siberia

Osteological Materials

The Bronze Age cemetery of Khuzhir-Nuge XIV (KN XIV) is located on the west coast of the Little Sea region of Lake Baikal, near the southern end of Ol'Khon Island and about 3 km southwest of the mouth of the Sarma River. Six seasons of excavation at the site produced archaeological data on 79 graves, including the remains of 89 individuals. The cemetery yields—particularly the archaeological and osteological materials — have been subjected to a number of analyses. This volume is dedicated to a descriptive account of the entire human osteological collection acquired from the KN XIV graves. The explicit focus is on three main aspects: the condition of the human remains, demographic profile and health indicators, and the effects of fi re on human osteological remains. This information provides the basis for all other studies that have been or will be carried out on this skeletal sample.

About the Authors

Andrzej Weber is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alberta and Director of the Baikal-Hokkaido Archaeology Project. His research interests include archaeology of individual life histories; carbon, nitrogen, and strontium isotope analyses; mobility and migrations; diet; subsistence; population size and distribution; and mechanisms of cultural transmission. In Japan, he will be helping to organize and oversee archaeological excavations and field schools on Rebun Island and he will be involved in collection of environmental samples for geochemical tests.

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