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

Bulbeck, F David

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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]

dc.contributor.authorBulbeck, F David
dc.contributor.editorAlison M. Behie
dc.contributor.editorMarc F. Oxenham
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-30T01:19:17Z
dc.date.available2018-11-30T01:19:17Z
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-925022360
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/154008
dc.description.abstractThe 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 between the pre-Neolithic and the Neolithic, but also continuing into the Early Metal Phase (EMP) and modern times; 2. Pre-Neolithic and late Holocene Indo-Malaysians should have similar tooth shape. Depending on the obtained results, the discussion will also briefly examine the efficacy of tooth-size reduction as a driver for late Holocene change in Indo-Malaysian cranial shape, and review recent insights from human genetic and osteological comparisons.
dc.format.extent32 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherANU Press
dc.relation.ispartofTaxonomic Tapestries: The Threads of Evolutionary, Behavioural and Conservation Research
dc.relation.isversionof1st Edition
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.titleChanges in human tooth-size and shape with the Neolithic transition in Indo-Malaysia
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2015
local.identifier.absfor160102 - Biological (Physical) Anthropology
local.identifier.absfor210103 - Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Americas
local.identifier.ariespublicationu5567033xPUB44
local.publisher.urlhttp://press.anu.edu.au/
local.type.statusMetadata only
local.contributor.affiliationBulbeck, F David, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage183
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage214
local.identifier.doi10.22459/tt.05.2015.10
local.identifier.absseo970121 - Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
local.identifier.absseo970106 - Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
dc.date.updated2020-11-22T07:50:42Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationCanberra, ACT, Australia
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access via publisher website
CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)

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