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Dental Indicators of Health in Early Neolithic and Iron Age Skeletons from Taiwan

  title={Dental Indicators of Health in Early Neolithic and Iron Age Skeletons from Taiwan},
  author={Michael Pietrusewsky and Adam J. Lauer and Cheng-hwa Tsang and Kuang-Ti Li and Michele Toomay Douglas},
This study introduces, for the first time, data recorded in some of the oldest Neolithic skeletons from Taiwan and investigates biocultural implications of changes in subsistence in the earliest Neolithic and later Iron Age Taiwan. Human skeletons from two archaeological sites in Taiwan are included. The first skeletal series is from the Nankuanli East (NKLE) site (n=23 individuals) located in the Tainan Science park, Tainan City in southwestern Taiwan. The NKLE skeletons are associated with… 

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