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Survival against the odds: Modeling the social implications of care provision to seriously disabled individuals

Tilley, Lorna; Oxenham, Marc


Survival of an adult male (M9) with juvenile-onset quadriplegia in Neolithic Vietnam indicates provision of continuous care from his community, and adds to the growing literature documenting survival of disabled individuals in prehistory. Although the role of care-giving in achieving survival is occasionally acknowledged it is rarely elaborated, and a bioarchaeological model of care is missing. Contextualized analysis of specific instances of care can offer unique insights into contemporary...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Paleopathology
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpp.2011.02.003


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