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The Routledge Handbook of Bioarchaeology in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands

Edited by: Marc Oxenham , Hallie R. Buckley

Print publication date:  November  2015
Online publication date:  November  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138778184
eBook ISBN: 9781315725444
Adobe ISBN: 9781317534013

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In recent years the bioarchaeology of Southeast Asia and the Pacific islands has seen enormous progress. This new and exciting research is synthesised, contextualised and expanded upon in The Routledge Handbook of Bioarchaeology in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands.

The volume is divided into two broad sections, one dealing with mainland and island Southeast Asia, and a second section dealing with the Pacific islands. A multi-scalar approach is employed to the bio-social dimensions of Southeast Asia and the Pacific islands with contributions alternating between region and/or site specific scales of operation to the individual or personal scale. The more personal level of osteobiographies enriches the understanding of the lived experience in past communities.

Including a number of contributions from sub-disciplinary approaches tangential to bioarchaeology the book provides a broad theoretical and methodological approach. Providing new information on the globally relevant topics of farming, population mobility, subsistence and health, no other volume provides such a range of coverage on these important themes.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Bioarchaeology in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The population history of mainland and island Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Human cultural, technological and adaptive changes from the end of the Pleistocene to the mid-Holocene in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Prehistoric mortuary traditions in Cambodia Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Frail, foreign or favoured? A contextualized case study from Bronze Age northeast Thailand Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Reflections on life and times in Neolithic Vietnam Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Investigating activity and mobility patterns during the mid-Holocene in northern Vietnam Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Reconstructing diet at An Són and Hòa Diêm Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Infant and child health and disease with agricultural intensification in mainland Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  10:  To follow in their footsteps Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Age-at-death estimation in a sample of prehistoric Southeast Asian adolescents and adults Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Cremation in mainland Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Social affiliation, settlement pattern histories and subsistence change in Neolithic Borneo Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Field anthropology in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Dealing with death in late Neolithic to Metal Period Nagsabaran, the Philippines Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Implications of pathological changes in cremated human remains from Palawan, Philippines, for island Southeast Asian archaeology Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Bioarchaeology in the Pacific Islands Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Human biology and population histories in the Pacific – is there such thing as a Lapita people? Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Socio-environmental adaption to the montane rainforests of New Guinea Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Is there a ‘Lapita diet’? A comparison of Lapita and post-Lapita skeletal samples from four Pacific Island archaeological sites Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Dogs and people in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Scratching out a living Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Adapting to Palau Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Under the Latte  Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Diet and subsistence in remote Oceania Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Dental calculus and plant diet in Oceania Download PDF
Chapter  27:  What archaeologists want human biologists to tell them, about Teouma for example Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The ancestors speak Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Meta-themes in the bioarchaeology of the Asia–Pacific region Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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