The people of Ban Lum Khao

Domett, K.M. (2004) The people of Ban Lum Khao. In: Higham, C.F.W., and Thosarat, Rachanie, (eds.) The Excavation of Ban Lum Khao. The Origins of the Civilization of Angkor, 1 . Fine Arts Department of Thailand, Thailand, pp. 113-158.

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The following report provides a detailed account of the prehistoric people of Ban Lum Khao, Northheast Thailand. The cemetery has been divided into three mortuary phases (MP), with the dominant majority of burials coming from the second. In the following report, the human remains will first be considered as one sample, since the time difference between the three phases is not considered to have been major. In a later section, evidence for temporal change between the three mortuary phases will be reviewed.

This report focuses on the reconstruction of the population's health status. It will be presented and discussed emphasising how it can reflect and provide information about the biological, cultural and environmental factors interacting within a population. Comparisons with some other prehistoric Thai populations are briefly provided for some aspects in order to place the people of Ban Lum Khao in their regional and chronological context. The sites used for comparison in this report are detailed in table 5:1. Most of the material presented has been previously published in a detailed comparative analysis of health in prehistoric Thailand (Domett 2001» However, a second review of the Ban Lum Khao material was possible during 2002 and a few minor changes have been necessary and are presented in this report.

Item ID: 5008
Item Type: Book Chapter (Non-Commercial)
ISBN: 974-417-688-1
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2009 04:23
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology @ 75%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology @ 25%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950599 Understanding Past Societies not elsewhere classified @ 67%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 33%
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