Re: Questions about Starvation and War

MBAWilliam (
31 Jan 1995 13:14:03 -0500

>Apparently there is little or no information in the skeleton about the
>nutritional status of the individual at the time of death--I have never
>seen any inference about it.

Maybe very short term malnutrition, but over longer periods of time, there
has been extensive research and publication, particularly by Jane
Buikstra, Mark Kelly, and other physical anthropologists studying
prehistoric *New World* populations. As this in a field in which I'm
currently doing research, I could post an ample bibliography, if desired.


MB Williams