The people of Jabuticabeira II: reconstruction of the way of life in a Brazilian shellmound.

@article{Okumura2005ThePO,
  title={The people of Jabuticabeira II: reconstruction of the way of life in a Brazilian shellmound.},
  author={Maria Okumura and Sabine Eggers},
  journal={Homo : internationale Zeitschrift fur die vergleichende Forschung am Menschen},
  year={2005},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={
          263-81
        }
}
Sambaquis are huge shellmounds built along almost the entire Brazilian coast between 8000 and 600 years ago. In the present article, 14 osteological markers from 89 individuals excavated at the Sambaqui Jabuticabeira II (2890+/-55/2186+/-60 BP) are analyzed in order to reconstruct the population's health status and way of life. The present palaeopathological findings (such as lower frequency of degenerative joint diseases in legs, as compared to arms, and the rarity of traumas) together with… CONTINUE READING

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