Promtin Tai is a multi-component site in central Thailand occupied during the late prehistoric and historic periods. This presentation by Dr. Scott Burnett of Eckerd College will describe the recent excavation series at the site and our 2012 bioarchaelogical examination of the Iron Age burials, including both skeletal and dental indicators of health and disease. Preliminary paleopathological analysis has revealed evidence of dental caries, trauma, cribra obitalia, and minor developmental anomalies. The implications of these pathologies and their frequency within the sample will be discussed. This program is sponsored inpart by the Central Gulf Coast Archaelogical Society. Free. Registration is requested.
This 2012-2013 Lecture Series will be held the third Thursday of every month through April 2013 at the Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center.