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Health and the Experience of Childhood in late Neolithic Viet Nam

Oxenham, Marc; Matsumura, H; Domett, Kathryn M; Nguyen, Kim Thuy; Nguyen, Kim Dung; Nguyen, Lan Cuong; Huffer, Damien; Muller, Sarah


The article aims to examine aspects of mortuary behavior in late Neolithic/early Bronze Age (Phung Nguyen phase) populations represented at the site of Man Bac in Viet Nam, specifically how mortuary behavior illuminates the role of children, and adult attitudes toward children. In addition, the authors discuss biological characteristics of the human sample, focusing particularly on the child burials, in order to explore aspects of childhood palaeohealth. The methodology includes combining...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Asian Perspectives


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