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Oral and Physiological Paleohealth in Cold Adapted Peoples: Northeast Asia, Hokkaido

Oxenham, Marc; Matsumura, H


This paper examines variables useful in reconstructing oral (caries, antemortem tooth loss, alveolar defects) and physiological (cribra orbitalia, linear enamel hypoplasia) well-being in two bioarchaeological assemblages from Hokkaido, Japan: Okhotsk (n = 37 individuals) and Jomon (n = 60). Findings are compared and contrasted with each other, with published series from Honshu Japan, and samples from climatically near-equivalent Alaska. It was found that more meaningful comparisons of Hokkaido...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.20709


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