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Scurvy in a tropical paradise? Evaluating the possibility of infant and adult vitamin C deficiency in the Lapita skeletal sample of Teouma, Vanuatu, Pacific islands

Buckley, Hallie R.; Kinaston, R.L.; Halcrow, S.E.; Foster, Aimee; Spriggs, Matthew; Bedford, Stuart


The Neolithic colonisation of the Pacific islands was one of the most challenging migration events in human history. The regions east of the Solomon Islands were colonised relatively recently by a people known as the Lapita. The Lapita brought with them a 'transported landscape' of domesticated plants and animals that had to be established upon arrival for the survival of these fledgling communities. Colonisation of these previously uninhabited islands was potentially perilous, and could leave...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Paleopathology
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpp.2014.03.001


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