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9546 - TELL ME WHAT AND HOW YOU EAT AND I TELL YOU WHO YOU ARE: EVOLUTION OF ORAL PATHOLOGY PATTERNS AS A MEANS TO RECONSTRUCT DIETARY AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGES OCCURED BETWEEN 3000 BC AND 1400 AD IN THE PACIFIC COASTAL DESERT

Patterns of oral pathology are powerful indicators of diet that, in a constant dialogue with archaeological evidences, provide valuable though indirect information on subsistence strategies, technological advances and lifestyle of acient populations. When used to compare human groups that inhabited the same ecosystem in different periods of time, they can aid in the identification of meaningful historial changes and shed light on the diversity of man-environment interactions. In this presentation we diacronically compare the oral pathology patterns of six coastal Andean populations that lived over a time span of about 4500 years. In a transdisciplinary way we test several hypotheses on dietary change, intorduction of agriculture and the use of pottery, preponderance of marine subsistence and the rise of Andean civilization.

Palavras-chaves: Central Andes, oral health, paleopathology, paleodiet.

Autores: Eggers, Sabine (Universidade de São Paulo - IBUSP, Brazil / Brasilien)

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