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Ref ID: 22318
Ref Type: Book Section
Authors: Halcrow, Siân E,
Tayles, Nancy
King, Charlotte L.
Title: Infant and child health and disease with agricultural intensification in mainland Southeast Asia
Date: 2015
Source: The Routledge Handbook of Bioarchaeology in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands
Place of Publication: Oxon, UK
New York, USA
Publisher: Routledge
Contributor: Lertcharnrit, Thanik
Language: Thai
Notes: Thai translation of book section
Abstract: This article presents a synthesis of infant and child health and disease from seven different sites in Thailand, c. 2,000 BCE-500 CE, to assess whether there is any evidence for a change in health with agricultural intensification. An analysis of mortality, growth disruption, and dental health suggests overall health did not deteriorate over time. However, bone pathology suggests an increase in infectious disease over time. A combination of broad-spectrum subsistence economies, localised environments and the development of major environmental changes occurring during the end of the prehistoric period in the Iron Age likely underpin the temporal health patterns seen in this region.
Date Created: 10/16/2017
Editors: Oxenham, Marc
Buckley, Hallie R.
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