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Trauma and infectious disease in northern Japan: Okhotsk and Jomon

Oxenham, Marc; Matsumura, H; Drake, Allison


The aims of this chapter are to review the skeletal signatures of disease and trauma in Hokkaido, Japan and compare these results to environmentally and climatically comparable samples from sub-arctic and arctic Alaska. Results show that despite the operation of a �cold barrier� to pathogens, cold adapted populations suffered from elevated levels of non-specific and identifiable infectious diseases in the northern zones of NE Asia and the Americas. While cranial trauma is not observed in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Bioarchaeology of East Asia: Movement, Contact, Health
DOI: /10.5744/florida/9780813044279.003.0016

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