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Non Nok Tha Skeletal Data Records

 The eleven databases listed below contain metric and non-metric observations by individual burial excavated from two field seasons (1965-66 and 1968) at Non Nok Tha, Thailand. A final report of the Non Nok Tha excavation has never been published but exists as an unpublished manuscript. Previous publications have described the skeletal series. Pietrusewsky (1974a,b) described the 1966 skeletal series, and Brooks and Brooks (1983, 1987) described the 1968 skeletal series. A re-analysis of both skeletal series was undertaken by Dr. Michele Douglas for her dissertation (Douglas 1996) and her data and codebooks are presented here. The databases are in two formats, Microsoft Access 2000 and comma-delimited text files. Users should be able to import one of these formats into most major spreadsheet, database, or statistical analysis software packages.

PROPER CITATION
     Published studies using these copyrighted Non Nok Tha skeletal data must reference the following information.

Michele Toomay Douglas
1996 Non Nok Tha Databases 1-10, (web ver 1.0 at http://seasia.museum.upenn.edu/skeletal/), in Paleopathology in Human Skeletal Remains from the Pre-Metal, Bronze, and Iron Ages, Northeastern Thailand. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu.

     The user is cautioned that use of the datasets may also require careful consideration of the ages of certain individuals, such as adolescents (15-20 years of age), based upon the goals of the analyses. For example, analysis of all permanent teeth might include children, adolescents, and adults but analysis of "adult" teeth might include only individuals aged over 15 years, or individuals aged over 18 years, or individuals aged over 20 years.

Directions for viewing files
Files need to be downloaded onto your hard drive in order to view contents.
     Using Microsoft Internet Explorer, right click on link and click Save Target As.
     Using Netscape, right click on link and click Save Link As.
Then open in the appropriate software.

Microsoft Access 2000 database files
1 Cranial Measurements
2 Mandibular Measurements
3 Cranial Non-metric Variation
4 Measurements of Permanent Dentition
5a Dental Non-metric Observations in Permanent Dentition
5b Pathological Conditions in Permanent Dentition
6 Non-metric Observations and Pathology in Deciduous Dentition
7 Hypoplasias and Carious Lesions in Permanent Dentition
8 Infracranial Measurements
9 Infracranial Non-metric Variation
10 Vertebral Non-metric Variation

Download all databases as one Microsoft Access 2000 datafile

Comma-delimited text format
If Microsoft Access 2000 is not available, comma delimited files can be opened in a word processor, spreadsheet (e.g., Excel, Quattro Pro), or some other database program (e.g., Filemaker Pro, Paradox).

01 Cranial Measurements 01 Codebook
02 Mandibular Measurements 02 Codebook
03 Cranial Non-metric Variation 03 Codebook
04 Measurements of Permanent Dentition 04 Codebook
5A Dental Non-metric Observations in Permanent Dentition 05A Codebook
5B Pathological Conditions in Permanent Dentition 05B Codebook
06 Non-metric Observations and Pathology in Deciduous Dentition 06 Codebook
07 Hypoplasias and Carious Lesions in Permanent Dentition 07 Codebook
08 Infracranial Measurements 08 Codebook
09 Infracranial Non-metric Variation 09 Codebook
010 Vertebral Non-metric Variation 010 Codebook
Download all comma-delimited databases as a zip file
Download all codebooks as a zip file

Contact Dr. Christopher King if there are problems with the dataset.

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