I m joining in writing the chapter "THE MUMMIFICATION PROCESS AMONG THE ‘FIRE MUMMIES’ OF KABAYAN: A PALEOHISTOLOGICAL NOTE" for "ANCIENT INK: THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF TATTOOING (University of Washington Press), along with Drs. Dario Piombino-Mascali, Ronald G. Beckett and Orlando V. Abinion.
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Date: May 23-24, 2019 Venue: Jeju National University Hospital, Jeju Island, South Korea Organizing Committee: Dong Hoon Shin (Seoul National University) Myeung Ju Kim (Dankook University) Yuryang Jang (MND Agency for KIA Recovery & Identification) Eun Jin Woo (Sejong University) Scientific Committee: Soong Deok Lee (Seoul National University) Sunyoung Pak (Seoul National University) Dong Hoon Shin (Seoul National University) Hisashi Fujita (Niigata College of Nursing) Shinji Harihara (The University of Tokyo) Toshiyuki Tsurumoto (Nagasaki University) ▶ May 23, 2019 15:30 ~ 17:00 Korea-Japan Paleopathology Forum 2019 This forum was held in conjunction with The Annual Meeting of Korean Association of Physical Anthropologists 2019.
Our paper, " Ancient mitochondrial DNA analysis of avian bones collected from the 4th century pit burial found in South Korea " is published in Archaeological Research in Asia. Pheasant is a bird commonly interred in the ancient graves of Korea. The avian bones collected during excavation are sometimes too small to be used for morphological species identification. Since ancient DNA (aDNA) analysis becomes widely used nowadays for molecular diagnosis, we carried out aDNA research on the 4th century avian femurs (K-14 and K-15) for which the species could not be confirmed by conventional zooarchaeological technique. In this study, we revealed that the mitotypes of the current ancient specimens were almost identical to those of modern genus Phasianus DNAs reported in NCBI/GenBank, re-confirming the usefulness of the genetic analysis on genus Phasianus bones when the species identification of the ancient avian bones found at archaeological sites is in a dispute.