K Krishan. The Internet Journal of Biological Anthropology: A New Voyage of Discovery. The Internet Journal of Biological Anthropology. 2007 Volume 1 Number 2.
The main objective of this new journal is to promote for the public benefit the advancement of education, research and knowledge in the field of biological anthropology.
Like most international and peer reviewed journals,
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The second issue of
As we move forward, R.S. Balgir of Division of Human Genetics, Regional Medical Research Center (ICMR), Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India reviews and discusses epidemiology, population genetics and phenotypic diversity of sickle cell disease in the light of recent findings in India 10 . Mahua Sengupta of Biological Anthropology Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India gives distribution and present situation of thalassemia among various tribal communities inhabited in the different parts of India critically analyze whether the strategies adopted for the control of thalassemia in India, are feasible for tribal population also 11 . Abhik Ghosh of Anthropology Department, Panjab University, India reviews various prehistoric sites of the entire Chotanagpur region, India. This paper is a first part of the series and other parts will appear in subsequent issues of the journal 12 . Vikas Gautam, Shashank Shekhar, D.R. Arora and B. Arora, Microbiologists from Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India and other associated institutes discuss the use of biological weapons in historical context as well as in modern times and describes various preventive measures and diagnostic techniques 13 . John Mao, an anthropologist from Chandigarh, India describes the practice of foot binding-a ritual performed in respect to the Chinese culture 14 .
Under technical notes, the first paper by Balwant Rai, a forensic odontologist from India describes how a dental root can be used for estimating age of the person 15 . In another study, Balwant Rai and S.C. Anand, odontologists from India successfully tried to estimate age in children from dental radiograph by regression method 16 . Other study by Balwant Rai investigates the relationship between the stage of calcification of various teeth and skeletal maturity stages 17 .
There are three case reports by Satheesha Nayak of Melaka Manipal Medical College (Manipal Campus), Karnataka, India. The first paper reports a rare case of incomplete occipitalization of the atlas vertebra 18 . The second paper reports partial obstruction of jugular foramen by abnormal bone growth at jugular fossa in skull 19 . The last paper of this issue reports presence of accessory renal artery and kinking of aorta due to the abnormal origin of renal arteries 20 .
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