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The Global History of PaleopathologyPioneers and Prospects$
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Jane Buikstra and Charlotte Roberts

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780195389807

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195389807.001.0001

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From Morphometrics to Holistics

From Morphometrics to Holistics

the Emergence of Paleopathology in China

(p.345) 41 From Morphometrics to Holistics
The Global History of Paleopathology

Ekaterina A. Pechenkina

Oxford University Press

This chapter traces the intellectual traditions of physical anthropology and skeletal biology that provide the foundations for current research in China on ancient health. It also reconstructs how interaction between indigenous and foreign scholars has shaped the development of this field.

Keywords:   Chinese paleopathology, history, physical anthropology, skeletal biology, ancient health

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