Supervisors: Sian Halcrow
Title of thesis: The intensification of agriculture and growth patterns in infants and children from the prehistoric site Ban Non Wat, Northeast Thailand
The study will be based on the human remains from the site of Ban Non Wat, situated in the upper Mun River Valley, Northeast Thailand. The site was continually occupied from the Neolithic until the Iron Age (1700 BC-400 AD), during which time there is evidence for the intensification of agriculture. The aim of this research is to assess if there is any variability in growth patterns during the intensification of agriculture. The study also aims to assess whether there is any relationship between non-specific health indicators and growth.