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The Biocultural Context of Dental Modification in Prehistoric Southeast Asia

Jennifer Newton and Kate Domett

in A World View of Bioculturally Modified Teeth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054834
eISBN:
9780813053325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054834.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter synthesizes documented evidence of intentional dental modification in prehistoric mainland Southeast Asia. Through previously published work, potential reasons for the practice of ... More


Biocultural Perspectives on Jomon Dental Ablation: Social Complexity, Identity, and Visage

Amanda R. Harvey, G. Richard Scott, Evan Pellegrini, and Christy G. Turner II

in A World View of Bioculturally Modified Teeth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054834
eISBN:
9780813053325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054834.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Ritual dental ablation involves the culturally prescribed extraction of healthy teeth. In Japan, this form of dental extraction was extensively practiced by groups from the Middle Jomon to Late-Final ... More


The Relationship between Intentional Dental Ablation and Hereditary Agenesis in Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age China

Christine Lee

in A World View of Bioculturally Modified Teeth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054834
eISBN:
9780813053325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054834.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Dental ablation is a rare occurrence in ancient China. While previous studies have looked at cultural reasons for this practice this study examines possible biological causes for intentional tooth ... More


Identity Marker or Medicinal Treatment?: An Exploration of the Practice and Purpose of Dental Ablation in Ancient Nubia

Katelyn L. Bolhofner

in A World View of Bioculturally Modified Teeth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054834
eISBN:
9780813053325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054834.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Dental ablation has a long history in Sudan, though its implementation and significance appear to vary through time. This chapter suggests that the social correlates of ablation are often prioritized ... More


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