Teeth and diet: what more is there? Teeth as markers for population history

Zakrzewski, Sonia R. (2007) Teeth and diet: what more is there? Teeth as markers for population history. In, Robson-Brown, K. A. and Roberts, A. (eds.) Proceedings of the 6th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology. BABAO 2004: 6th Annual Conference of the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology , Archaeopress, 26-36. (Archaeological Reports International Series, 1623).


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Teeth have long been used to assess diet or disease status in populations but have also more recently been employed to assess population history and patterns of migration and movement. Recognition and definition of human osteological populations, and therefore migrations of those populations, within the archaeological record has often been problematic. Using an ancient Egyptian case study, this paper explores the potential of simple raw dental measurements for delineating population mobility. This approach is then used to assess the form of migration along the Nile Valley over the period of the development and intensification of agriculture and state formation.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 9781407300351
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Divisions : Faculty of Humanities > Archaeology
ePrint ID: 204247
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
15 April 2007Published
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2011 17:29
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:47
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/204247

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