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Changes in human tooth-size and shape with the Neolithic transition in Indo-Malaysia

Bulbeck, F David


The task of this contribution is to rigorously test whether biological adaptations to agriculture, and the use of pottery for cooking, could explain late Holocene craniodental change in Indo-Malaysia – the part of Southeast Asia where my specialisation lies. There are now enough well-dated burial series from Sulawesi, Borneo, Java and Malaya to test two main predictions of the Neolithic tooth-size reduction model: 1. Indo-Malaysian tooth-size should show continual reduction over time, not only...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2015
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Taxonomic Tapestries: The Threads of Evolutionary, Behavioural and Conservation Research
DOI: 10.22459/tt.05.2015.10
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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