Agricultural Intensification and Prehistoric Health in the Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico

Denise C. Hodges

Author Denise C. Hodges examines the osteological remains from 14 archaeological sites in the Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico, in an attempt to address the relationship between the intensification of agriculture and the health status of the prehistoric population. Dates of the sites range from the Early Formative period (about 1400 BC) to the Postclassic period (about AD 1400). Pathologies and stress markers recorded include enamel hypoplasia, dental caries and abcesses, degenerative joint disease, and more.

Volume 9 of the subseries Prehistory and Human Ecology of the Valley of Oaxaca.

Order from the University of Michigan Press.

Publisher: Museum of Anthropology

Year of Publication: 1989

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Pages: 132

Price: $16

Print ISBN: 978-0-915703-16-6

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-951538-04-0

Monograph Series / Number: Memoirs No. 22


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