UH West Oʻahu Assistant Professor of Forensic Anthropology Jennifer Byrnes co-edited “Bioarchaeology of Impairment and Disability: Theoretical, Ethnohistorical, and Methodological Perspectives,” published by Springer, a leading scientific, technical and medical publisher.
The book, part of Springer’s “Bioarchaeology and Social Theory” series, also features two chapters contributed by Dr. Byrnes. The 14-chapter volume tackles three goals pertaining to interdisciplinary approaches to the discourse of bioarchaeology and disability studies, focusing on theoretical, ethnohistorical, and methodological perspectives.
Byrnes co-edited the book with Jennifer Muller, associate professor and assistant chair of Ithaca College’s Department of Anthropology.
“This is an exciting moment in the growth and development of bioarchaeology,” wrote Debra Martin, series editor for the Bioarchaeology and Social Theory series, in the 292-page book’s foreword. “Bioarchaeologists such as the editors of this volume, Jennifer F. Byrnes and Jennifer L. Muller, are pushing ever further into new frontiers.”