Technological advances in the study of our genome now allow us to infer whose remains have been found, for example, at a mass grave or an anonymous tomb, and to extrapolate where they lived, their physical appearance, or their family origin.
The Roman necropolis in Carrer Quart in Valencia (Spain) is the city’s oldest known cemetery. Based on its archaeological and bioanthropological analysis, we examine various hitherto unknown issues: funerary practices, social stratification, paleodemography, quality of life, and the impact of disease, food, and the subsistence economy.
Violence resulting from armed and political conflicts has led many societies to carry with them the suffering of those who have disappeared. This issue is dedicated to the role played by social and forensic sciences in the service of shed light on memory. Deadline for submission: 1 December 2018.
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