5. Health, Diet and Social Implications in Neolithic Greece from the Study of Human Osteological Material

  1. Ron Pinhasi2 and
  2. Jay T. Stock3
  1. Anastasia Papathanasiou

Published Online: 14 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670170.ch5

Human Bioarchaeology of the Transition to Agriculture

Human Bioarchaeology of the Transition to Agriculture

How to Cite

Papathanasiou, A. (2011) Health, Diet and Social Implications in Neolithic Greece from the Study of Human Osteological Material, 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.ch5

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. Ephorate of Paleoanthropology and Speleology, Greek Ministry of Culture, 11636 Athens, Greece

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:

  • Neolithic Greece, health, diet and social implications - study of human osteological material;
  • Neolithic transition in prehistory - effects on human health, social organization and economic infrastructure;
  • Thessaly, Peloponnese, Cyprus and Crete - role in shift to agriculture in Europe;
  • Neolithic Greek populations - subsistence and economy;
  • Greek Neolithic sites - with human osteological samples;
  • Neolithic Greece, and agricultural groups - land-based economy, near-shore marine protein resource exploitation;
  • Meindl and Lovejoy's (1985) method - ectocranial suture closures, crania of adults;
  • stress in past populations - deviations, in growth trajectories of long bones from normal rates;
  • mean age at death and stature estimation - for Greek Neolithic sites;
  • interpersonal violence - bioarchaeological data, from lesions on skeletal material

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Subsistence and Economy of Neolithic Greek Populations

  • Health

  • Interpersonal Violence

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References