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Investigating foetal and perinatal mortality in prehistoric skeletal samples: a case study from a 3000-year-old Pacific Island cemetery site

Kinaston, R.L.; Buckley, Hallie R.; Halcrow, S.E.; Spriggs, Matthew; Bedford, Stuart; Neal, K.; Gray, A.

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The Teouma skeletal sample from Vanuatu represents one of the few truly colonising populations in the Pacific Islands. Therefore, investigating the factors that may have affected foetal/infant mortality in this population is potentially important for understanding the success of settlement in this region of the world. We investigate whether stable isotope analyses of carbon and nitrogen in conjunction with skeletal ageing techniques, can aid in identifying whether the subadults from Teouma died...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/51067
Source: Journal of Archaeological Science
DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2009.09.004

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