Bioarchaeology of Southeast Asia by Marc Oxenham, Nancy Tayles

By Marc Oxenham, Nancy Tayles

Bringing jointly the main lively researchers in past due Pleistocene/Holocene Southeast Asian human osteology, this quantity considers significant techniques to learning human skeletal continues to be. utilizing research of the actual visual appeal of the region's previous peoples, it explores concerns akin to the facts for migratory styles (particularly among Southeast and Northeast Asia) and counter arguments centering on in situ microevolutionary swap. Written for archaeologists, bioarchaeologists and organic anthropologists, the e-book offers interesting perception into the bioarchaeology of this crucial sector.

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G. Barth 1952, Coedes 1968, Coon 1962, Jacob 1967). The answer to this could, in theory, be determined by extraction of ‘ancient’ DNA, either mitochondrial or nuclear, from the skeletons in question, but the reality is that the preservation in the tropics is generally so poor that the results of such endeavours have, at least until now, produced more questions than answers. An exception is the study by Oota et al. (2001) of mitochondrial DNA extracted from six prehistoric skeletons from the cave sites of Moh Kiew and Sakai on the Malay Peninsula.

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