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dc.contributor.author Pietrusewsky, Michael en_US
dc.contributor.author Chang, Ching-fang en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-17T20:44:10Z en_US
dc.date.available 2010-06-17T20:44:10Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2003-11 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Pietrusewsky, Michael and Ching-fang Chang. 2003. Taiwan Aboriginals and Peoples of the Pacific-Asia Region: Multivariate Craniometric Comparisons. Anthropological Science 111(3): 293-332. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0918-7960 en_US
dc.identifier.other Former Mana'o EPrint ID64 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10524/1569 en_US
dc.description Refereed en_US
dc.description.abstract Stepwise discriminant function analysis and Mahalanobis’s generalized distance are applied to twenty-nine cranial measurements recorded in 2,531 male crania representing five Taiwan aboriginal cranial series and fifty prehistoric, modern, and near modern human groups. The Taiwan aboriginal cranial series include modern samples of Atayal, Bunun, Pazeh, Babuza, and archaeological human remains from the Shi San Hang site (ca 1800-500 BP). The comparative cranial series represent East Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Guinea, island Melanesia, Polynesia, and Micronesia. The results of two separate analyses, one using five and the other using fifty-five groups, are presented. A relatively close connection between the Babuza, Pazeh, and Shi San Hang aboriginal cranial series is observed while the Atayal and Bunun series remain relatively well differentiated. Connections between Taiwan aboriginal groups and cranial series from Polynesia suggest that Taiwan’s aboriginal inhabitants may have been the ancestral source of these inhabitants of Remote Oceania. Similarly, these results suggest that the ultimate source of Taiwan’s prehistoric and modern aboriginal groups may be among the early inhabitants of eastern (Northeast or Southeast) Asia. The results of the present craniometric analysis are compared with other lines of evidence which have been used to examine the affinities and origins of Taiwan’s aboriginal peoples. en_US
dc.publisher Anthropological Society of Nippon en_US
dc.relation http://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/ase/111/3/293/_pdf en_US
dc.subject Multivariate Statistics en_US
dc.subject Biodistance Studies en_US
dc.subject Craniometry en_US
dc.subject Taiwan Aboriginals en_US
dc.subject Shi San Hang en_US
dc.subject Atayal en_US
dc.subject East Asia en_US
dc.subject Southeast Asia en_US
dc.subject Micronesia en_US
dc.subject Melanesia en_US
dc.subject Polynesia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Taiwan en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Asia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Physical anthropology en_US
dc.title Taiwan Aboriginals and Peoples of the Pacific-Asia Region: Multivariate Craniometric Comparisons. en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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