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Adrift in Oceania: The Roles of Genetic Drift and Natural Selection In Explaining the Unusual Dental Pattern of New Guinea Highlanders
A primary goal was to resolve the ‘baffling convergence’ of New Guinea and European dental morphology. This is an unusual case where dental morphology is at odds with other lines of biological evidence that show close ties ...
Identity Creation and Power Acquisition Through Language use in Preadolescent and Adolescent Girls
This research provides several insights into how preadolescent and adolescent girls use language to shape their identities and position themselves in stances of social power within their given communities of practice ...
Periostitis: An Indicator of Stress and Health in Past Populations Explored
Periostitis is a skeletal condition where new bone is formed in response to many different insults to bone. The condition has been used as an indicator of stress in bioarchaeological research for decades and is key in ...
A Re-examination of the Sinodonty/Sundadonty Dental Complex and the Peopling of Japan
The primary theory for the peopling of Japan is the dual origin hypothesis that states there were two separate migrations into Japan separated by more than 10,000 years. The early migration involved the ancestors of the ...
Persistence in Aurora, Nevada: Survival Strategies of the Northern Paiute
Negotiation and agency are crucial topics of discussion, especially in areas of colonial and cultural entanglement in relation to indigenous groups. Studies of agency explore the changes, or lack thereof, in material culture ...
Terminal Pleistocene/Early Holocene Cave Use in Oregon’s Fort Rock Basin: An Examination of Western Stemmed Tradition Projectile Point Assemblages from Fort Rock Cave, Cougar Mountain Cave, and the Connley Caves
Luther Cressman’s pioneering investigations of northwestern Great Basin caves in the late 1930’s established that humans were in the region during the terminal Pleistocene/early Holocene (TP/EH) (~16,000-8300 cal BP). The ...
Assessing the Utility of Dental Calculus in Paleodietary Analysis: A Case Study from West Mexico
Using dental calculus from 16 individuals, stable isotope analysis demonstrates the role of C4 plants in the diet of the inhabitants of the West Mexican site of El Opeño. When put in a broader context with diverse world ...
The Relationship Between Paleoindian Site Location and Terminal Pleistocene/Early Holocene Lake-Level Fluctuations in the Lahontan basin, Nevada
In the Great Basin, most substantial Paleoindian sites are found on landforms associated with extinct lakes and wetlands, suggesting that early groups had a special affinity for lacustrine settings. The Lahontan basin of ...