Re: ANTHRO-L Digest - 17 Jan 1995 to 18 Jan 1995

magnus fiskesjo (fisk@MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU)
Sun, 22 Jan 1995 19:00:35 CST

In re: malaria/phys anthro/SE Asia

On Wed, 18 Jan 1995 Todd N Nims <nimstod@MAIL.AUBURN.EDU> asked for
regarding malaria in physical anthropology, in SE Asia, etc.
I'd like to recommend Nancy Tayles' recent dissertation on the remains from
Phanom Di in Thailand = a mine of information on this topic:
Tayles, Nancy. 1992. The People of Khok Phanom Di: Health as Evidence of
Adaptation in a Prehistoric Southeast Asian Population. Ph.D. dissertation,
University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
You can order a copy from there, ... but I understand that it is soon coming
in revised book form as part of the report series on that fascinating site
volumes have already appeared, see Higham, Charles F.W. and Rachanie
1990 etc.. The Excavation at Khok Phanom Di: A Prehistoric Site in Central
Thailand. Vol. I-III. London: Society of Antiquaries of London).
There is also a little bit of discussion of the human remains in the more
popularly written
Higham, C.F.W. and Rachanie Thosarat. 1994. Khok Phanom Di: Prehistoric
adaptation to the World's Richest Habitat. Harcourt Brace College
Case Studies in Archaeology.
Good luck. Would be interested in hearing about any other materials you find
regarding this problem in SE Asia! regards,
Magnus Fiskesjo, grad student, University of Chicago