My first confession is that I almost always get asked what bioarchaeology is. In the broadest sense, bioarchaeology, or osteoarchaeology, is a subset of anthropology that deals with the scientific study of human remains from archaeological sites. Its practical applications range from basic skeletal analysis to paleopathology and stable isotope analysis.
Scientifics are slightly geeky additions that have been with us since the eagle has known how to fly. Okay, not that long, but it's a nifty category that separates it from the usual ramble of articles.