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McMaster University
Sandra Preston

Feb 25/2013 Anthropology 1AA3 What is Bioarchaeology? (text pp. 197-210) - The study of the human skeleton in an archaeological context o Health o Diet o Habitual Activities o Mobility - Look for patterns within and between populations How do we look at health? - Palaeopathology – the study of health and disease in past populations - Only those conditions that leave traces on the skeleton - Patterns of illness and disease – relate it to cultural aspects o Sex o Age o Status o Time - Health – nutritional deficiencies (conditions that individuals have lived with for a period of time) o Rickets – bending and fracture of bones caused by lack of Vitamin D o Common in the industrial period, particular in the UK o Associated with increased activity in factories, children were not getting sufficient amounts of vitamin D o Bones do not mineralize properly, they become weak. The pressure of walking causes bones to bend How do we look at diet? - Most common way is to look at the teeth  They can show infections or heavy tooth wear  Food doesn’t cause a cavity, but the bacteria that produces acid How do we look at work? - Eg. Auditory exostosis (ear and the production of some sort of bone) o Often an obstruction in the opening of the ear in which people are often submerged in cold water (surfers for example
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