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Bioarchaeology of East Asia: Movement, Contact, Health

Kate Pechenkina and Marc Oxenham


Examined through the lens of human remains, the overarching theme of this volume is human interaction and its consequences for the human condition across the vast expanse of East Asia during the Holocene. The volume is also an exploration of human interaction at an entirely different level, bringing together chapters written by scholars from several distinct academic schools of thought. The contributors stem from a range of culturally mediated scholarly traditions in biological anthropology that were isolated to varying degrees by the tumultuous politics of the 20th century. Conceptual framewo ... More

Keywords: paleopathology, paleohealth, human skeleton, dental anthropology, China, Japan, Mongolia

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780813044279
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813044279.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kate Pechenkina, editor

Marc Oxenham, editor

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1 Research on Human Skeletal Biology in East Asia

Kate Pechenkina, and Marc Oxenham

2 Human Ecology in Continental and Insular East Asia

Kate Pechenkina, and Marc Oxenham

Part I Biological Indicators of Population Histories in East Asia

8 Population Dispersal from East Asia into Southeast Asia

Hirofumi Matsumura, and Marc Oxenham

Part II Community Health

10 Stresses of Life

Michelle L. Machicek

11 Dental Wear and Oral Health as Indicators of Diet among the Early Qin People

Wei Miao, Wang Tao, Zhao Congcang, Liu Wu, and Wang Changsui

12 Yangshao Oral Health from West to East

Kate Pechenkina, Ma Xiaolin, Fan Wenquan, Wei Dong, and Zhang Quanchao

13 Life on the Frontier

Zhang Jinglei

16 Trauma and Infectious Disease in Northern Japan

Marc Oxenham, Hirofumi Matsumura, and Allison Drake

17 A Paleohealth Assessment of the Shih-san-hang Site from Iron Age Taiwan

Liu Chinhsin, John Krigbaum, Tsang Chenghwa, and Liu Yichang

18 Trajectories of Health in Early Farming Communities of East Asia

Kate Pechenkina, Ma Xiaolin, and Fan Wenquan

19 East Asian Bioarchaeology

Marc Oxenham, and Kate Pechenkina