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Sex determination using mastoid process measurements : standards for Japanese human skeletons of the medieval and early modern periods
The purpose of this study was to develop new standards for determining the sex of fragmentary human skeletal remains. We measured height, width, and length of the mastoid process in medieval to earlyExpand
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Estimation of fetal age at death from the basilar part of the occipital bone
The purposes of this study are to examine documented fetal skeletal remains of Japanese, to measure the basilar part of the occipital bone, and to develop diagnostic standards for estimating fetalExpand
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Secular Changes in Japanese Crania from the Late Edo Period to the Modern Period
Characteristics of the modern Japanese show a concentric circular geographic distribution: the people in central Japan around the Kinki District are morphologically different from those in peripheralExpand
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Demographic structure of skeletal populations in historic Japan: a new estimation of adult age-at-death distributions based on the auricular surface of the ilium
Abstract The reconstruction of past demographic structures from skeletal remains is one of the most important themes in the field of biological anthropology and bioarchaeology. However, theExpand
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Stable isotopic reconstructions of adult diets and infant feeding practices during urbanization of the city of Edo in 17th century Japan.
The urbanization of the city of Edo, the capital of premodern Japan, has been assumed to be not as a result of natural increase but that of in-migration although this assumption has never beenExpand
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Using the petrous part of the temporal bone to estimate fetal age at death.
Little is understood about the age-related changes in the petrous part of the temporal bone in fetal life. The purposes of this study were to examine documented skeletal remains of Japanese fetuses,Expand
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Reliability of metric determination of sex based on long-bone circumferences: perspectives from Yuigahama-minami, Japan
The purpose of this study is to develop new standards to determine the sex of fragmentary human skeletal remains from archaeological sites in Japan. In order to accomplish this, we measured theExpand
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Infant feeding practice in medieval Japan: stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis of human skeletons from Yuigahama-minami.
A longer breastfeeding duration provides various positive effects in subadult health because of abundant immunological factors and nutrients in human breast milk, and decreases the natural fertilityExpand
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Weapon-related traumas of human skeletons from Yuigahama Chusei Shudan Bochi, Japan
The Yuigahama Chusei Shudan Bochi site (ad twelveth to thirteenth centuries), located along the seashore of the southern end of Kamakura City in Japan, and has yielded a mass grave containingExpand
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