10. Evolution of Postcranial Morphology during the Agricultural Transition in Prehistoric Japan

  1. Ron Pinhasi2 and
  2. Jay T. Stock3
  1. Daniel H. Temple

Published Online: 14 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670170.ch10

Human Bioarchaeology of the Transition to Agriculture

Human Bioarchaeology of the Transition to Agriculture

How to Cite

Temple, D. H. (2011) Evolution of Postcranial Morphology during the Agricultural Transition in Prehistoric Japan, in Human Bioarchaeology of the Transition to Agriculture (eds R. Pinhasi and J. T. Stock), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470670170.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Archaeology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

  2. 3

    Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, Department of Biological Anthropology, University of Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB2 1QH

Author Information

  1. Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 601 South College RD, Wilmington, NC 28403-3201, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 FEB 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470747308

Online ISBN: 9780470670170

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Keywords:

  • Prehistoric Japan, and agricultural transition - postcranial morphology evolution;
  • interpreting patterns of variation - in postcranial skeleton of prehistoric Jomon;
  • prehistoric Japan, agricultural transition - population migrations from East Asian continent;
  • bioarchaeological analyses of phenotypic variability - agricultural transition in prehistoric Japan, parsing out environmental and genetic influences on shifts in morphology;
  • cariogenic cultigen reliance - the Jomon period;
  • cranial, and dental size and shape - variances in Jomon and Yayoi people with environment and gene flow;
  • systemic stress variability - stature estimations, patterns of systemic stress between skeletal samples;
  • principal components analysis - of size-standardized limb lengths;
  • postcranial morphology variability - migratory and agricultural transition, Jomon and Yayoi people

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Summary of Skeletal Remains

  • Methods

  • Results and Discussion

  • Concluding Remarks

  • Acknowledgements

  • References