BeschreibungBioarchaeology of Southeast Asia focuses uniquely on the physical remains of the prehistoric peoples of this region.
InhaltsverzeichnisPreface; Foreword; 1. Introduction: Southeast Asian bioarchaeology: past and present Nancy Tayles and Marc Oxenham; 2. The population history of Southeast Asia viewed from morphometric analyses of human skeletal and dental remains Hirofumi Matsumura; 3. A multivariate craniometric study of the prehistoric and modern inhabitants of Southeast Asia, East Asia and surrounding regions: a human kaleidoscope? Michael Pietrusewsky; 4. Interpretation of craniofacial variation and diversification of East and Southeast Asians Tsunehiko Hanihara; 5. New perspectives on the human peopling of Southeast and East Asia during the late upper Pleistocene Fabrice Demeter; 6. Human variation and evolution in Holocene Peninsular Malaysia David Bulbeck and Adam Lauer; 7. Batak dentition, Palawan Island, Philippines: Southeast Asian Negrito origins Christy G. Turner II and James F. Eder; 8. Non Nok Tha people: an assessment of dental pathological conditions Michele Toomay Douglas; 9. Human biology from the bronze age to the iron age in the Mun River Valley of Northeast Thailand Kate Domett and Nancy Tayles; 10. Paleodietary change among pre-state metal-age societies in Northeast Thailand: a study using bone stable isotopes Christopher King and Lynette Norr; 11. The oral health consequences of the adoption and intensification of agriculture in Southeast Asia Marc Oxenham, Nguyen Lan Cuong and Nguyen Kim Thuy; 12. Cranial lesions on the late Pleistocene Indonesian Homo erectus Ngandong 7 Etty Indriati; 13. 'The predators within': investigating the relationship between malaria and health in the prehistoric Pacific Islands Hallie Buckley; 14. Conclusions: synthesising Southeast Asian population history and paleohealth Marc Oxenham and Nancy Tayles.
PortraitMARC OXENHAM is a Lecturer in the School of Archaeology and Anthropology at the Australian National University in Canberra. For the last 10 years, he has been involved in bioarchaeological research in northern Vietnam, particularly in Vietnamese tropical and subtropical health during the Holocene, but has recently extended his interests into the palaeohealth of sub-arctic foragers in Northeast Asia. NANCY TAYLES is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology at the University of Otago, New Zealand. She has been working as the bioarchaeologist in a multidisciplinary international team working on a series of prehistoric sites in Southeast and Northeast Thailand, but has also worked in Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam. Her research interests focus on issues of Quality of Life in prehistory, using indicators of health measured from human skeletal remains as evidence.
PressestimmenReview of the hardback: 'This volume provides the first comprehensive and synthetic treatment of key issues in the bioarchaeology of Southeast Asia ... All contributors provide abundant and useful references to relevant current literature as well as to historical sources in paleonanthropology and bioarchaeology, a feature of the book that will be appreciated by students and researchers alike. The mix of authors contributing to the volume is well balanced. The contributions of experienced investigators with long careers devoted to the analysis and interpretation of Southeast Asian biological variation and population history is appropriately accompanied by new methods, larger and diverse study samples and fresh perspectives offered by early an mid-career researchers ...' Anthropological Science Review of the hardback: 'This is a key volume for all researchers in Southeast Asian archaeology physical anthropology. It also provides an extremely useful collection of papers for physical anthropologists, osteologists, and archaeologists working with human remains and funerary contexts in all regions of the world. By demonstrating the contribution bioarchaeology can make to wider regional debates in global prehistory, this volume should be an inspiration to those working in other regions to view individual sit-specific data within the bigger picture.' Archaeological Review from Cambridge
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Studies in Biologica'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2006
Seitenanzahl: 360 Seiten