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Infant feeding practice in medieval Japan: stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis of human skeletons from Yuigahama-minami.

Am J Phys Anthropol 2015 Feb 21;156(2):241-51. Epub 2014 Oct 21.

Department of Integrated Biosciences, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Kashiwanoha 5-1-5, Kashiwa, Chiba, 277-8562, Japan.

A longer breastfeeding duration provides various positive effects in subadult health because of abundant immunological factors and nutrients in human breast milk, and decreases the natural fertility of a population through lactational amenorrhea. In this study, we measured stable carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios in the bone collagen of three adults and 45 subadults from the Yuigahama-minami site (from 12th to 14th century) in Kamakura, the early medieval capital of Japan. Marine foods, C3 -based terrestrial foods, and freshwater fish are the primarily protein sources for adults. Read More

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February 2015

Reliability of metric determination of sex based on long-bone circumferences: perspectives from Yuigahama-minami, Japan.

Anat Sci Int 2009 Apr 20;84(1-2):7-16. Epub 2009 Feb 20.

Department of Anatomy, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Miyamae-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan.

The purpose of this study is to develop new standards to determine the sex of fragmentary human skeletal remains from archaeological sites in Japan. In order to accomplish this, we measured the long-bone circumferences of Japanese skeletons from the medieval period and provided metric diagnosis of sex using discriminant function analysis. We discuss whether the osteometric approach provides the criterion for sex assessment of human skeletal remains. Read More

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Paleodemography of a medieval population in Japan: analysis of human skeletal remains from the Yuigahama-minami site.

Am J Phys Anthropol 2006 Sep;131(1):1-14

Department of Anatomy, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Miyamae Ward, Kawasaki, Kanagawa 216-8511, Japan.

The purpose of this study is to obtain demographic data regarding the medieval population buried at the Yuigahama-minami site in Kamakura, Japan, and to detect a secular trend in the life expectancy of Japanese population over the last several thousand years. The Yuigahama-minami skeletal sample consists of 260 individuals, including 98 subadults (under 20 years old) and 162 adults. A Yuigahama-minami abridged life-table analysis yielded a life expectancy at birth (e0) of 24. Read More

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September 2006
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