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Item Description Oxenham, Marc en_US Matsumura, Hirofumi en_US Domett, Kate en_US Thuy, Nguyen Kim en_US Dung, Nguyen Kim en_US Cuong, Nguyen Lan en_US Huffer, Damien en_US Muller, Sarah en_US 2010-08-04T19:56:53Z 2010-08-04T19:56:53Z 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Oxenham, M., H. Matsumura, K. Domett, N. K. Thuy, N. K. Dung, N. L. Cuong, D. Huffer, and S. Muller. 2008. Health and the Experience of Childhood in Late Neolithic Vietnam. Asian Perspectives 47 (2): 190-209. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1535-8283 (E-ISSN) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0066-8435 (Print) en_US
dc.description.abstract The article aims to examine aspects of mortuary behavior in late Neolithic/early Bronze Age (Phung Nguyen phase) populations represented at the site of Man Bac in Viet Nam, specifically how mortuary behavior illuminates the role of children, and adult attitudes toward children. In addition, the authors discuss biological characteristics of the human sample, focusing particularly on the child burials, in order to explore aspects of childhood palaeohealth. The methodology includes combining various measures of health-including palaeodemography (childhood mortality), analysis of oral health (Early Childhood Caries or ECC), and analysis of physiological health (Cribra Orbitalia and LEH)-with studies of culturally defined mortuary practices to suggest that, while children clearly had significant health deficiencies and many suffered early deaths, their treatment in mortuary rites shows significant economic value and social esteem placed on children. KEYWORDS: Viet Nam, Neolithic, childhood, health, mortuary behavior, palaeodemography, bioarchaeology. en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press (Honolulu) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 47 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Number 2 en_US
dc.subject Viet Nam en_US
dc.subject Neolithic en_US
dc.subject childhood en_US
dc.subject health en_US
dc.subject mortuary behavior en_US
dc.subject palaeodemography en_US
dc.subject bioarchaeology en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Prehistoric peoples--Asia--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Prehistoric peoples--Oceania--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Oceania--Antiquities--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh East Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals. en_US
dc.title Health and the Experience of Childhood in Late Neolithic Vietnam en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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