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In the Wake of Contact: Biological Responses to Conquest

Edited By: Clark Spencer Larsen and George R Milner

206 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs, maps

Alan R Liss

Hardback | Jan 1994 | #32165 | ISBN: 0471305448
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Invaluable contributions from bioarchaeologists on the consequences of contact (the meeting of two human populations). The articles deal with a broad spectrum of issues, such as dietary change and nutritional deprivation, workload, welfare, and social change. Although there is an emphasis on American responses to incoming European populations, there are chapters on Easter Island, Lamanai and Hawaii.


Bioanthropological Perspectives on Postcontact Transitions; Late Prehistoric and Early Historic Diet in Gulf Coast Florida; The Stresses of Conquest in Spanish Florida: Structural Adaptation and Change Before and After Contact; Pilgrim's Progress and Praying Indians: The Biocultural Consequences of Contact in Southern New England; Trade, Contact, and Female Health in Northeast Nebraska; Culture Change, Demographic History, and Health and Disease on the Northwest Coast; Historic Epidemics in the American Pueblos; The Decline of the Chumash Indian Population; Health and Death at Tipu; Biological Disruption in the Early Colonial Period at Lamanai; Biological Effects of European Contact on Easter Islanders; An Osteological Assessment of Health and Disease in Precontact and Historic (1778) Hawaii.

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