Bioarchaeology of Southeast Asia

Bioarchaeology of Southeast Asia

by Marc Oxenham, Nancy Tayles
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521120659

ISBN-13: 9780521120654

Pub. Date: 10/01/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Bioarchaeology of Southeast Asia is the first book to examine directly the biology and lives of the past people of this region. Bringing together the most active researchers in late Pleistocene/Holocene Southeast Asian human osteology, the book deals with two major approaches to studying human skeletal remains. Using analysis of the physical appearance of the region's…  See more details below

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Bioarchaeology of Southeast Asia is the first book to examine directly the biology and lives of the past people of this region. Bringing together the most active researchers in late Pleistocene/Holocene Southeast Asian human osteology, the book deals with two major approaches to studying human skeletal remains. Using analysis of the physical appearance of the region's past peoples, the first section explores such issues as the first peopling of the region, the evidence for subsequent migratory patterns (particularly between Southeast and Northeast Asia) and counter arguments centering on in situ microevolutionary change. The second section reconstructs the health of these same people in the context of major economic and demographic changes over time, including those caused by the adoption or intensification of agriculture. Written for archaeologists, bioarchaeologists and biological anthropologists, it is a fascinating insight into the bioarchaeology of this important region.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521120654
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology Series, #43
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword : emerging frontiers in the bioarchaeology of Southeast Asia
1Introduction : Southeast Asia bioarchaeology past and present1
2The population history of Southeast Asia viewed from morphometric analyses of human skeletal and dental remains33
3A multivariate craniometric study of the prehistoric and modern inhabitants of Southeast Asia, East Asia and surrounding regions : a human kaleidoscope?59
4Interpretation of craniofacial variation and diversification of East and Southeast Asians91
5New perspectives on the peopling of Southeast and East Asia during the late upper Pleistocene112
6Human variation and evolution in Holocene Peninsular Malaysia133
7Dentition of the Batak people of Palawan Island, the Philippines : Southeast Asian Negrito origins172
8Subsistence change and dental health in the people of Non Nok Tha, northeast Thailand191
9Human biology from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age in the Mun River valley of northeast Thailand220
10Palaeodietary change among pre-state metal age societies in northeast Thailand : a study using bone stable isotopes241
11The oral health consequences of the adoption and intensification of agriculture in Southeast Asia263
12Cranial lesions on the late Pleistocene Indonesian Homo erectus Ngandong 7290
13'The predators within' : investigating the relationship between malaria and health in the prehistoric Pacific Islands309
14Synthesising Southeast Asian population history and paleaohealth335

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