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Authors: Tilley, Lorna
Oxenham, Marc
Title: Reflections on life and times in Neolithic Vietnam
Date: 2015
Source: The Routledge Handbook of Bioarchaeology in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands
Place of Publication: Oxon, Uk
Publisher: Routledge
Abstract: It is often said that the best way to know a country is through its people, and the same may hold true about the past. This chapter draws out aspects of the lifeways, identity and agency of the small, North Vietnamese, Neolithic community of Man Bac by examining the experience of one individual in some detail. To do this, it positions inferences from a single set of human remains – albeit a very special set of remains – against the backdrop of broader archaeological discoveries. Indeed, our aim is to use this case study as a mechanism for situating the osteobiographical analysis of one individual within site-specific, population-level analyses, and to investigate how one can use such combined data sets to shed new light on the human condition at this one site at a particular point in time.
Editors: Oxenham, Marc
Buckley, Hallie
Page Start: 95
Page End: 109
Series Title: Routledge Handbooks Online