publication . Article . Other literature type . 2019

Population history of southern Italy during Greek colonization inferred from dental remains

Rathmann, Hannes; Kyle, Britney; Nikita, Efthymia; Harvati, Katerina; Saltini Semerari, Giulia;
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  • Published: 21 Oct 2019
Abstract
OBJECTIVES We are testing competing scenarios regarding the population history of the ancient Greek colonization of southern Italy using dental phenotypic evidence. MATERIALS AND METHODS We collected dental metric and nonmetric trait data for 481 human skeletons from six archaeological sites along the Gulf of Taranto, dating to pre-colonial (900-700 BC) and post-colonial periods (700-200 BC). We are evaluating scenarios through an individual-level biodistance analysis using a three-pronged approach: (a) by analyzing levels of mobility in pre- and post-colonial periods under a model of isolation-by-distance; (b) by quantifying differences in group means and varia...
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free text keywords: Anatomy, Anthropology, Multivariate analysis of variance, Demography, Geography, Colonialism, Indigenous, Homogeneous, Trait, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Colonization, Ancient Greek, language.human_language, language
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Promoting Archaeological Science in the eastern Mediterranean
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 811068
  • Funding stream: H2020 | CSA
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