Dental metric variability associated with human migration from skeletal remains of two Jomon sites (Yoshigo and Inariyama) in the Atsumi Peninsula area

Published on Aug 1, 2012in Anthropological Science0.688
· DOI :10.1537/ASE.110428
Wataru Morita5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Kyoto University),
Soichiro Kusaka8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Kyoto University)
+ 1 AuthorsMasato Nakatsukasa28
Estimated H-index: 28
(Kyoto University)
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#1Daniel H. Temple (MU: University of Missouri)H-Index: 15
#2S. Kusaka (Kyoto University)H-Index: 1
Last. Paul W. Sciulli (OSU: Ohio State University)H-Index: 25
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This study documents and interprets patterns of identity in relation to tooth ablation patterns at Yoshigo, a Late/Final Jomon period (3500–2500 yBP) site. Two patterns of tooth ablation are observed among the Yoshigo people: both (2) mandibular canines or four (4) mandibular incisors were extracted during life and formed a basis for identity differentiation. Three hypotheses are tested regarding these groups: (1) tooth ablation groups will be unrelated to postmarital residence; (2) tooth ablati...
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#1Soichiro Kusaka (Kyoto University)H-Index: 8
#2Takanori NakanoH-Index: 19
Last. Masato Nakatsukasa (Kyoto University)H-Index: 28
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Abstract Ritual tooth ablation was extensively practiced among Jomon (Japanese Neolithic) societies in their final phase (ca. 3000-2300 BP). This tradition includes two different tooth ablation patterns, type 4I and type 2C, referring to extraction of the mandibular incisors and canines, respectively. However, the reason for this difference is unclear. Previous carbon and nitrogen stable isotope analysis of human remains from the Inariyama shell mound revealed that type 4I individuals were more ...
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#1Soichiro Kusaka (Kyoto University)H-Index: 8
#2Atsushi AndoH-Index: 12
Last. Kazumichi Katayama (Kyoto University)H-Index: 7
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Abstract Distinct patterns can be discerned in the extensive ritual tooth ablation found among the human skeletal remains of the Late–Final Jomon period (ca. 3200–2800 cal BP) in Japan. Based on comparative observations of sex and grave patterns in the skeletal remains, two major patterns in ritual tooth ablation, termed type 4I and type 2C, have been assigned to locals and immigrants, respectively. In order to test this hypothesis, strontium (Sr) isotope ( 87 Sr/ 86 Sr) analyses were performed ...
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#1Soichiro Kusaka (Kyoto University)H-Index: 8
#2Takeyuki Ikarashi (Kyoto University)H-Index: 2
Last. Kazumichi Katayama (Kyoto University)H-Index: 7
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We analyzed stable carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios in a sample of human and nonhuman mammal bones excavated from the Yoshigo and Inariyama shell mounds of the Late-Final Jomon pe- riods in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, with a view to determining individual dietary differences. To inves- tigate possible reasons for the dietary variations identified, we related isotope ratios to sex and tooth ablation patterns. At both sites, large intra-site variations in δ 13 C and δ 15 N values were found, com- p...
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#1Julius A. KieserH-Index: 1
Foreword Phillip Tobias Preface Introduction 1. Measurement of tooth size 2. Comparative odontometry 3. Odontometric trends 4. Sexual dimorphism in tooth size 5. Odontometric variability 6. Compensatory tooth size interactions 7. Fluctuating odontometric asymmetry 8. Allometric relations of tooth size 9. Odontometric appendix References Index.
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#2Hallie R. Buckley (University of Otago)H-Index: 25
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Abstract: Teouma, an archaeological site on Efate Island, Vanuatu, features the earliest cemetery yet discovered of the colonizers of Remote Oceania, from the late second millennium B.C. In order to investigate potential migration of seventeen human individuals, we measured isotopes of strontium (87Sr/86Sr), oxygen (18O), and carbon (13C), as well as barium (Ba) and strontium (Sr) concentrations, in tooth enamel from skeletons excavated in the first two field seasons. The majority of individuals...
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#1Michael Pietrusewsky (UH: University of Hawaii)H-Index: 19
Human skeletal and dental remains continue to provide the most direct evidence for examining the biology of past populations (Larsen, 1997, 2002). Quantitative (i.e., metric) as well as more qualitative (i.e., nonmetric or discrete) aspects of human biological variation remain central to studies in physical anthropology since its inception. Measurement of living (anthropometry) and skeletal remains (osteome­ try and craniometry), and the methods for ana­ lyzing this category of variation represe...
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Current archaeological evidence indicates that greater dietary reliance on marine resources is recorded among the eastern Jomon, while plant dependence prevailed in western/inland Japan. The hypothesis that the dietary choices of the western/inland Jomon will be associated with greater systemic stress is tested by comparing carious tooth and enamel hypoplasia frequencies between the eastern and western/inland Jomon. Demographic collapse coincides with climate change during the Middle to Late Jom...
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Prehistoric postmarital residence analysis attempts to identify whether differential migration by sex has occurred within a single site based on information collected from adult skeletal remains. This chapter examines analyses based on phenotypic and genotypic information drawn from temporally diverse samples in prehistoric West Central Illinois in an attempt to detect shifts in prehistoric postmarital residence that may be tied to the transition to intensive maize agriculture. The chapter also ...
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#1Ryan W. Schmidt (Kitasato University)H-Index: 5
Archaeological investigation of the Jomon Culture is extensive and well supported among the Japanese public. The distinct pottery that characterizes the Jomon has been well documented and physical anthropological description of skeletal remains in Japan has a long and extensive history. However, questions remain of Jomon peoples origins, biological contribution to modern Japanese and biological relationship to the agriculturalist people associated with the Yayoi culture. Morphological analyses o...