We are pleased to announce an open call for contributions to a special issue of the Journal of Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences entitled “Iberian Paleodiet – Exploring links between diet, culture, disease and environment using osteoarchaeological evidence”.
The Iberian Peninsula has a complex cultural background, wide climatic/environmental transitions and biogeographical differences in resources. Over time within Iberia prehistoric funerary rites and cultural practice were diverse, Iberia played an important role during the Roman Empire; it was the intersection between the main European religious cultures (Islam, Judaism and Christianity) during the Medieval period; and Spain and Portugal were a key point of contact for the New World. The underlying geology and climate results in a wide variety of soil types resulting in different preservation conditions and diagenesis of human remains. All these issues make the Iberian Peninsula an ideal framework for exploring human culture, diet and environment in the past.
The Special Issue will showcase current bioarchaeological research into diet on Iberian skeletal collections using case studies of European and global significance. We welcome contributions taking the form of original research articles, reviews and brief reports and particularly encourage contributions that explore multiple lines of evidence (DNA, isotopes, osteology). All contributions will be fully peer reviewed, and subject to the journal’s admission policy.
The submissions for the Special Issue are currently open and will close in on the 15th of October 2017, with an expected publication in early 2018.
If you are interested in submitting a paper please email (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com) to propose a suggested title, short abstract/summary and a list of contributing authors, and contact information for the corresponding author.
Please feel free to forward this email on to any colleagues that you think might be interested.
Thanks and Best Wishes
Olalla López-Costas and Michelle Alexander
We are looking for breakthrough contributions which, using skeletal collections from the Iberian Peninsula, will help us to understand the complex adaptation of human beings to their changeable cultural and natural environment. Papers that explore multiple lines of evidence are welcomed:
OSTEOLOGY – PALEOPATHOLOGY
STABLE ISOTOPES ANALYSIS
SPECTROSCOPY – ELEMENTAL COMPOSITION
We – Michelle Alexander and Olalla López-Costas – are the guest editors of this special issue. If you have a suitable contribution, please send us an e.mail with your suggested title, short abstract/summary, a list of contributing authors, and contact information for the corresponding author. We will be more than happy to see your suggestions. Papers can be:
Exploring links between diet, culture, disease and environment using osteoarchaeological evidence