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Morphometric affinity of the late Neolithic human remains from Man Bac, Ninh Binh Province, Vietnam: key skeletons with which to debate the 'two layer' hypothesis

Matsumura, H; Oxenham, Marc; Dodo, Yukio; Domett, Kathryn M; Thuy, Nguyen Kim; Cuong, Nguyen Lan; Dung, Nguyen Kim; Huffer, Damien; Yamagata, Mariko


The excavation of the Man Bac site (c. 3800-3500 years BP) in Ninh Binh Province, Northern Vietnam, yielded a large mortuary assemblage. A total of 31 inhumations were recovered during the 2004-2005 excavation. Multivariate comparisons using cranial and dental metrics demonstrated close affinities of the Man Bac people to later early Metal Age Dong Son Vietnamese and early and modern samples from southern China including the Neolithic to Western Han period samples from the Yangtze Basin. In...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Anthropological Sciences
DOI: 10.1537/ase.070405


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