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Palaeohealth at Man Bac

Oxenham, Marc; Domett, Kathryn M

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The purpose of this chapter is to review the evidence of adult and subadult health for individuals recovered from the Man Bac site during the 2005 and 2007 excavation seasons. A fuller appreciation of the inhabitants of Man Bac can only be realised through an examination of the nature and patterning of health markers in the context of other bio-variables such as preservation, demographic profile, stature, diet and genetic relationships with contemporaneous, previous and later populations in the...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorOxenham, Marc
dc.contributor.authorDomett, Kathryn M
dc.contributor.editorMarc Oxenham
dc.contributor.editorHirofumi Matsumura
dc.contributor.editorNguyen Kim Dung
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:29:08Z
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-921862236
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/54761
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this chapter is to review the evidence of adult and subadult health for individuals recovered from the Man Bac site during the 2005 and 2007 excavation seasons. A fuller appreciation of the inhabitants of Man Bac can only be realised through an examination of the nature and patterning of health markers in the context of other bio-variables such as preservation, demographic profile, stature, diet and genetic relationships with contemporaneous, previous and later populations in the region. To this end, the health profile of the Man Bac inhabitants has been developed towards the end of this monograph. The palaeohealth of the ancient inhabitants of what is now Vietnam has been extensively examined and discussed in a number of studies (Oxenham et al., 2005; Oxenham, 2006; Oxenham et al., 2006). With respect to Man Bac specifically, limited examinations of childhood health, using remains from the 2005 season only, have been carried out in the context of broader mortuary archaeological questions (Oxenham, 2006). In this chapter, health variables are limited to two nonspecific signatures of physiological impairment, cribra orbitalia and linear enamel hypoplasia, as well as a range of oral health indicators, including dental caries, alveolar defects (often termed abscesses) and antemortem tooth loss. Subsequent publications will review the evidence for other health variables including trauma and infectious disease.
dc.format.extent16 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherANU ePress
dc.relation.ispartofMan Bac: The Excavation of a Neolithic Site in Northern Vietnam, The Biology. Terra Australis 33
dc.relation.isversionof1st Edition
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.sourceMan Bac: The Excavation of a Neolithic Site in Northern Vietnam, The Biology. Terra Australis 33
dc.source.urihttp://epress.anu.edu.au/titles/terra-australis/ta33_citation/pdf-download
dc.source.urihttp://press.anu.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/ch074.pdf
dc.titlePalaeohealth at Man Bac
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2011
local.identifier.absfor210103 - Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Americas
local.identifier.ariespublicationu8304786xPUB309
local.publisher.urlhttp://press.anu.edu.au/
local.type.statusMetadata only
local.contributor.affiliationOxenham, Marc, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationDomett, Kathryn M, James Cook University
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage78
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage93
local.identifier.doi10.22459/TA33.05.2011.07
local.identifier.absseo950502 - Understanding Asia's Past
dc.date.updated2020-12-27T07:42:28Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationCanberra, ACT, Australia
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access via publisher website
CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)

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