An initial report on health and disease at Non Ban Jak

Buckley, Hallie, Domett, Kate, Halcrow, Sian, Pedersen, Lucille, Ward, Stacey, Ling, Nellissa, O'Reilly, Dougald, and Shewan, Louise (2020) An initial report on health and disease at Non Ban Jak. In: Higham, C.F.W., and Kijngam, A., (eds.) The Excavation of Non Ban Jak. The Origins of the Civilization of Angkor, 7 . Fine Arts Department, Thailand, pp. 463-486.

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Over the past 15-20 years there has been a burgeoning of bioarchaeological studies on health and disease in Southeast Asia and particularly in Northeast Thailand. This research has helped to characterise the demography, diet and health and disease, mostly in the periods leading up to the Iron Age. Many of these studies have focused on addressing health change during and after the adoption of agriculture in the region. Unlike other parts of the world, Southeast Asia does not show the characteristic health deterioration during the period of the adoption of agriculture which has been linked to a retention of a broadspectrum diet and high wild food biodiversity mitigating the effects of a reliance of a single staple crop seen in other parts of the world (eg. Newton et al. 2013; Domett and Tayles 2007, 2006; Tayles et al. 2009; Tayles et al. 2000; Halcrow et al. 2016; King et al. 2017).

Item ID: 79652
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 9786162834974
Copyright Information: © 2020 The author(s).
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2023 05:13
FoR Codes: 43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4301 Archaeology > 430102 Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Americas @ 50%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4401 Anthropology > 440103 Biological (physical) anthropology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1307 Understanding past societies > 130702 Understanding Asia’s past @ 100%
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