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The Bioarchaeological Investigation of Childhood and Social Age: Problems and Prospects
Recently, the value of the study of children and childhood from archaeological contexts has become more recognized. Childhood is both a biological and a social phenomenon. However, because ofExpand
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The People of Wairau Bar: a Re-examination
A new study of macroscopic evidence of health in Wairau Bar human skeletal remains ( koiwi tangata ), prior to their reburial in April 2009, generally supports the views of Houghton (1975), butExpand
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Investigating foetal and perinatal mortality in prehistoric skeletal samples: a case study from a 3000-year-old Pacific Island cemetery site
Abstract The Teouma skeletal sample from Vanuatu represents one of the few truly colonising populations in the Pacific Islands. Therefore, investigating the factors that may have affectedExpand
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A comparison of using bulk and incremental isotopic analyses to establish weaning practices in the past
ABSTRACT The use of incremental carbon and nitrogen isotopic analysis is gaining momentum as a way of establishing infant feeding practices in the past. Here we examine the differences in informationExpand
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The First New Zealanders: Patterns of Diet and Mobility Revealed through Isotope Analysis
Direct evidence of the environmental impact of human colonization and subsequent human adaptational responses to new environments is extremely rare anywhere in the world. New Zealand was the lastExpand
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Paleopathology of Children: Identification of Pathological Conditions in the Human Skeletal Remains of Non-Adults
There has been a recent proliferation of paleopathological research focusing on infants and children, stimulated in large part by Lewis’ seminal work published in 2006 The Bioarchaeology of Childre...
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The Pain Haka burial ground on Flores: Indonesian evidence for a shared Neolithic belief system in Southeast Asia
Abstract Recent excavations at the coastal cemetery of Pain Haka on Flores have revealed evidence of burial practices similar to those documented in other parts of Southeast Asia. Chief among theseExpand
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Investigating weaning using dental microwear analysis: A review
Abstract This paper provides a theoretical review and a framework of methods for using dental microwear analysis on deciduous teeth to investigate weaning processes from archaeological remains, andExpand
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Let's talk about stress, baby! Infant-feeding practices and stress in the ancient Atacama desert, Northern Chile.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The transition to an agricultural economy is often presumed to involve an increase in female fertility related to changes in weaning practice. In particular, the availability ofExpand
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From the mouths of babes: dental caries in infants and children and the intensification of agriculture in mainland Southeast Asia.
Many bioarchaeological studies have established a link between increased dental caries prevalence and the intensification of agriculture. However, research in Southeast Asia challenges the globalExpand
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