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Skeletal evidence for the emergence of infectious disease in bronze and Iron Age northern Vietnam

Oxenham, Marc; Thuy, Nguyen Kim; Cuong, Nguyen Lan


Human skeletal evidence for the emergence of chronic infectious disease in northern Vietnam is examined. The sample includes the remains of 192 individuals representing the Mid-Holocene and Bronze to Iron Ages. The objective is to see if the transition from sedentary, foraging, coastally oriented economies to centralized chiefdoms with attendant development and intensification of agriculture, trade, metal technologies, warfare, and population increase was accompanied by an emergence of and/or...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.20048


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