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dc.contributor.author Pietrusewsky, Michael en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-17T20:43:49Z en_US
dc.date.available 2010-06-17T20:43:49Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2004-07 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Pietrusewsky, Michael. 2004. Multivariate Comparisons of Female Cranial Series from the Ryukyu Islands and Japan. Anthropological Science 112(3): 199-211. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0918-7960 en_US
dc.identifier.other Former Mana'o EPrint ID53 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10524/1558 en_US
dc.description Refereed en_US
dc.description.abstract Stepwise discriminant function and Mahalanobis’ generalized distance analyses were applied to 29 cranial measurements in six female cranial series from the Ryukyu Islands and ten female cranial series representing modern and prehistoric Japanese and the Ainu. Two separate comparisons were made: the first compares Ryukyu Island cranial series and the second compares 16 cranial series from Japan. The results of this analysis have been used to investigate the biological relationships of the modern and near-modern indigenous inhabitants of the Ryukyu Islands and the modern and prehistoric inhabitants of Japan’s main islands. These new multivariate craniometric results are similar to those reported in a previous study that utilized male craniometric data. Overall, the Ryukyu cranial series are generally closest to a cluster consisting of Yayoi, Kofun, and medieval Kamakura cranial series, suggesting these populations were influenced by immigrants from the north. Modern Japanese, Jomon, and Ainu cranial series are well differentiated from each other and from the Ryukyu series. The Jomon are closest to the Ainu, and together these two are the most differentiated groups compared. As in the male results, the female results do not support a connection between Ainu, Jomon, and Ryukyu Island series. en_US
dc.publisher Anthropological Society of Nippon en_US
dc.relation http://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/ase/112/3/199/_pdf en_US
dc.relation 10.1537/ase.03107 en_US
dc.subject Ryukyus en_US
dc.subject Japan en_US
dc.subject Jomon en_US
dc.subject Ainu en_US
dc.subject craniometry en_US
dc.subject biodistance studies en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Japan en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Asia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Physical anthropology en_US
dc.title Multivariate comparisons of female cranial series from the Ryukyu Islands and Japan en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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