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Human bone and dental histology in an archaeological context

Miszkiewicz, Justyna J. and Mahoney, Patrick (2017) Human bone and dental histology in an archaeological context. In: Errickson, D and Thompson, T, eds. Human Remains: Another Dimension. Elsevier, UK, pp. 29-43. ISBN 978-0-12-804602-9. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:60574)

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Histological examination of thin sections can reveal skeletal features at the micron level, providing insights into skeletal biology, such as metabolism, growth, ageing, health and disease. These features are important for reconstructing the biology and adaptations of ancient humans. In this chapter we provide an overview of histological approaches to ancient human adult bone and juvenile teeth. Secondly, we apply this methodology to a British Medieval human population from Canterbury, UK, to reveal aspects of their skeletal biology.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Biological Anthropology
Depositing User: Patrick Mahoney
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2017 18:19 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 04:13 UTC
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