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EVENT: Deserts, Diets, and Dentition: How the Introduction of Agriculture Affected Ancient Oral Health
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 6:00 pm.
LOCATION: Casa Vicente, 375 S. Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ.
This Archaeology Café convened on Tuesday, October 6, 2009. We were joined by Dr. James Watson, Assistant Curator of Bioarchaeology at the Arizona State Museum. As a bioarchaeologist, Jim examines health and disease in prehistoric populations through their skeletal remains. His work focuses on understanding prehistoric human adaptations in desert ecosystems and the role that local resources play in the adoption of agriculture—and the impact of these resources on oral health. Jim discussed his current research projects, which examine oral health among the earliest farmers in the Sonoran Desert, and among incipient agriculturalists in the Atacama Desert along the northern coast of Chile.
ABOUT DR. JAMES WATSON
More information about Dr. Watson and his work may be found at the Arizona State Museum’s website:
description=”Jim discussed his current research projects, which examine oral health among the earliest farmers in the Sonoran Desert, and among incipient agriculturalists in the Atacama Desert along the northern coast of Chile.”