Earliest Evidence for Social Endogamy in the 9,000-Year-Old-Population of Basta, Jordan (دلائل أثرية على الزواج داخل المجموعة الإجتماعية الواحدة في موقع بسطة الأثري، الأردن)

Dataset of systematically recorded epigenetic characteristics of teeth and skulls and of systematic strontium (Sr) isotope analysis of tooth enamel of the late Pre-Pottery Neolithic community of Basta in Southern Jordan. The results inform on the practice of endogamy as due not to geographic isolation or a lack of exogamous mating partners but as a conscious socio-cultural choice. The table recording the data is associated with plans, maps, and figure. The data are discussed in an open access journal article by the same authors linked here as resource.

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Source https://figshare.com/articles/_Earliest_Evidence_for_Social_Endogamy_in_the_9_000_Year_Old_Population_of_Basta_Jordan_/716056/1
Author Kurt W. Alt Marion Benz Wolfgang Müller Margit E. Berner Michael Schultz Tyede H. Schmidt-Schultz Corina Knipper Hans-Georg K. Gebel Hans J. Nissen Werner Vach
Maintainer Figshare
Last Updated July 6, 2020, 09:09 (BST)
Created May 4, 2020, 12:33 (BST)
Project principal and co-investigators

Wolfgang Müller Department of Earth Sciences, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, United Kingdom

Margit E. Berner Department of Anthropology, Museum of Natural History, Vienna, Austria

Michael Schultz Department of Anatomy, Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany

Tyede H. Schmidt-Schultz Department of Biochemistry, Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany

Corina Knipper Department of Anthropology, Johannes-Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany

Hans-Georg K. Gebel Department of Near Eastern Archaeology, Free University, Berlin, Germany

Hans J. Nissen Department of Near Eastern Archaeology, Free University, Berlin, Germany

Werner Vach Institute of Medical Biometry and Medical Informatics, University Medical Center, Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany

Project end date 2013-06-11
Project status Completed
Project funder

Elite Programme for Post-Docs of the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung and the University of Freiburg

Citation information

Kurt, W.A., Benz, M., Müller, W., Berner, E.M., Schultz, M., Schmidt-Schultz, T.H., et al. (2016), Earliest Evidence for Social Endogamy in the 9,000-Year-Old-Population of Basta, Jordan. PLOS ONE. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0065649 (Last accessed 04/05/2020).

Time Periods Neolithic Pre-Pottery Early
Data type Images Plan or Sketch, Scientific and statistical data formats, Images Map, Tables