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By Mark N. Cohen, Gillian M. M. Crane-Kramer

ISBN-10: 081303082X

ISBN-13: 9780813030821

Twenty years in the past Mark Nathan Cohen coedited a set of essays that set a brand new normal in utilizing paleopathology to spot developments in overall healthiness linked to alterations in prehistoric know-how, financial system, demography, and political centralization. Ancient healthiness expands and celebrates that work.
 
Confirming previous conclusions that human healthiness declined after the adoption of farming and the increase of civilization, this booklet tremendously enlarges the geographical variety of paleopathological reports by way of together with new paintings from either verified and up-and-coming students. relocating past the western hemisphere and western Eurasia, this assortment consists of reports from Chile, Peru, Mexico, the U.S., Denmark, Britain, Portugal, South Africa, Israel, India, Vietnam, Thailand, China, and Mongolia.
 
Adding nice value to this quantity, the writer discusses and effectively rebuts the arguments of the "osteological paradox" that lengthy have challenged paintings within the sector of quantitative paleopathology, demonstrating that the "paradox" has a long way much less that means than its proponents argue.

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4 (754) Juveniles and unsexed and sexed adults. no carious lesions. The Georgia coastal region shows a significant increase in dental caries after 1000 bp. In both Florida and Georgia, caries are common in the early mission period. 2 percent at Santa Catalina de Amelia). 3). In coastal Georgia, agriculture brought no change. In contrast, the frequency of PH and CO increased in postcontact mission groups in both areas. In this setting, the probable cause is iron-deficiency anemia (Schultz, Larsen, and Kreutz 2001).

The record is also robust for northern Florida, for the region of the panhandle occupied by the Apalachee, and for the eastern panhandle and the northeast portion of the peninsula occupied by the Timucua. 1. —Continued Subregion/Group/Site Location Subregion 3: Central and Southern Florida Florida Early Prehistoric (pre-ad 1000) Buck Key coastal Florida Casey Key coastal Florida coastal Florida Galt Island coastal Florida Horr’s Island coastal Florida Palmer coastal Florida Perico Island coastal Florida Pine Island coastal Florida Useppa Island Florida Late Prehistoric (ad 1000–1600) coastal Florida Aqui Esta coastal Florida Horr’s Island (Blue Hill Mound) coastal Florida Safety Harbor inland Florida Tatham Mound coastal Florida Tierra Verde coastal Florida Weeki Watchee Cultural Association Calusa Calusa Calusa Calusa Manasota Manasota Calusa Calusa Manasota Calusa Safety Harbor Safety Harbor Safety Harbor Safety Harbor late prehistoric (1000 bp–ad 1500), Georgia early mission (ad 1600–1680), Florida early mission (ad 1600–1680), and Florida late mission (ad 1680– 1700).

Both Middle Woodland and Mississippian populations are more heterogenous than the intervening Late Woodland groups (Conner 1990; Steadman 2001), perhaps because organization attendant on the two episodes of relative cultural complexity constrained marriage choices. Marriage patterns apparently were largely patrilocal, and biological distances generally reflect geographical and temporal isolation (Kon­igsberg 1988, 1990a, 1990b). However, sociopolitical boundaries, not simply geographical isolation, are part of the biological distance data from west-central Illinois (Konigsberg 1990a; Konigsberg and Buikstra 1995).

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