Agriculture and dental caries? The case of rice in prehistoric Southeast Asia

@article{Tayles2000AgricultureAD,
  title={Agriculture and dental caries? The case of rice in prehistoric Southeast Asia},
  author={Nancy Tayles and Kate Domett and K Nelsen},
  journal={World Archaeology},
  year={2000},
  volume={32},
  pages={68 - 83}
}
The agricultural transition has long been recognized to have been a very important period in human prehistory. Its timing and consequences, including the effects on human health, have been intensively researched. In recent decades, this has included the idea that there is a universal positive correlation between the adoption of agriculture based on a carbohydrate staple crop and dental caries prevalence. This is mainly based on evidence from America, where maize was the staple crop. On the… 

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