The 89th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (2020)


Session 20. Holocene Modern Humans in Eastern Asia: Current Bioarchaeological Perspectives. Invited Poster Symposium. Chair: Katherine I. Harrington Co-organizers: Harrington, Katherine I. (University of Hawaii at Manoa); Bae, Christopher J. (University of Hawaii at Manoa); Wang, Qian (Texas A&M University)

April 16, 2020 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Diamond 10 Add to calendar

Bioarchaeological studies of recent modern human skeletal remains help us to reconstruct the dynamics and lifestyles of ancient human societies. As an epicenter of recent human migration, adaptation, and evolution, eastern Asia has become an important theater for bioarchaeological research. Many important questions are being asked of the eastern Asia data. For instance, how complex were past human migration patterns in East Asia (e.g., movement between China, Korea, and Japan) and Southeast Asia (e.g., movement between southern China and Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, and eventually to island Southeast Asia)? What, when, and where do various diseases appear in eastern Asia and how may we interpret any variation that may exist? What does the bioarchaeological record indicate about mortality and morbidity rates, how these rates varied through time, and what were their potential causes? What does the bioarchaeological record in cemeteries indicate about health, social structure, and kinship in eastern Asia? And how do the musculoskeletal markers reflect the subsistence practices and occupations of different groups? This symposium emphasizes recent findings on population history, health, pathologies, occupational markers, biodistances, migration/dispersal patterns, etc., by active researchers that have a wide diversity of recently collected primary data from eastern Asia. In particular, this symposium highlights emerging junior and underrepresented scientists in the field. Further, this symposium, building on the interdisciplinary framework of the Global History of Health Project – East Asia Module that was formally initiated at a conference in Changchun, China in 2018, showcases the vast potential contributions from the eastern-most end of the Old World toward broader theoretical debates in the field. The intent is to publish the session proceedings in a peer reviewed venue soon after the conference.

Discussion: Clark Larsen
1 Add to calendar Extremely robust humeri from coastal Jomon foragers in prehistoric Japan. Tadayuki Masuyama, Yosuke Kaifu.
2 Add to calendar Habitual activity induced musculoskeletal stress markers among prehistoric rice farmers: A case study from Japan. Ashley M. Atkins, Christopher J. Bae, Robert W. Mann.
3 Add to calendar Dietary practices over the life-course: gender and food in two urban Eastern Zhou communities (ancient Zhenghan City, China). Melanie J. Miller, Yu Dong, Kate Pechenkina, Wenquan Fan, Siân Halcrow.
4 Add to calendar Geumgwan Gaya (A.D. 43-532) Social Structure as Revealed from Funeral Practices at the Yean-ri Tombs, Gimhae, Republic of Korea. Min-Su Kim, Jae-hyun Kim, Yeon-Kyung Park, Katherine I. Harrington, Christopher J. Bae.
5 Add to calendar Fertility and survivorship in Jomon and Yayoi populations. Yuriko Igarashi, Kunio Shimizu, Shogo Mizutaka.
6 Add to calendar A comparative perspective on childhood stress and survivorship among Inner Asian populations of the Iron Age. Jacqueline T. Eng, Michelle Machicek.
7 Add to calendar Investigating dental health of the owners and sacrificial victims in burials at the Imdang site, South Korea (A.D. 3rd -7th centuries). Eun Jin Woo, Hyunwoo Jung, Yangseung Jeong, Dae Wook Kim.
8 Add to calendar Living conditions of the Korean people did not improve during the Japanese colonization period (1910 – 1945): Based on the secular changes of stature and body mass. Yangseung Jeong, Eunjin Woo, Simon Pergande, Omar Aly.
9 Add to calendar Exploring the impact of evolutionary forces on Japanese cranial and dental traits. Cassie E. Skipper, Marin A. Pilloud.
10 Add to calendar Multivariate Comparison of East and Southeast Asian Cranial Morphology. Nandar Yukyi, Elaine Y. Chu, M. Kate Spradley.
11 Add to calendar The Intertwined Recent Population Histories of Korea and Japan as Detected by Cranial Geometric Morphometrics. Katherine I. Harrington, Christopher J. Bae, John H. Relethford.
12 Add to calendar Health inequalities as seen through social status and regional trends during the Edo period in the Japanese archipelago. Hirotaka Tomita, Noriko Seguchi.
13 Add to calendar Modelling the disease impacts of migration and trade in prehistoric East and Southeast Asia. Melandri Vlok, Marc F. Oxenham, Kate Domett, Erdene Myagmar, Hirofumi Matsumura, Nguyen T. Mai Huong, Tran T. Minh, Daniel Temple, Nghia T. Huu, Hiep H. Trinh, Hikari Ishijima, Hallie R. Buckley.
14 Add to calendar History of health in the Chinese Bronze Age: Results from five seasons of the Mogou bioarchaeology project. Elizabeth Berger, Jenna Dittmar, Ivy Hui-Yuan Yeh, Ruilin Mao, Hui Wang, Guoke Chen.
15 Add to calendar Bone examples of several cases of human Treponema in ancient China. Yawei Zhou, Guoshuai Gao, Xiangyu Zhang, Bo Gao, Shuai Xu.
16 Add to calendar Respiratory disease in ancient China: a bioarchaeological analysis of maxillary sinusitis and inflammatory rib lesions in people from Shaanxi (2800 BC to 220 AD). Mocen Li, Charlotte A. Roberts, Liang Chen, Qinggang Geng, Dongyue Zhao, Hanqing Zhao.
17 Add to calendar New insights into Metabolic Syndrome among ancient populations in mainland Asia. Nellissa Ling, Siân Halcrow, Marc Oxenham, Kate Domett, Stacey Ward, Charles Higham, Dougald O’Reilly, Louise Shewan, Thi Mai Huong Nguyen, Tran Thi Minh, Truong Huu Nghia, Hoang Trinh Hiep, Hallie Buckley.