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Lecture 3: Disease

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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTHROP 1AA3
Professor
Andrew Wade
Semester
Fall

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September 19 2013 Disease Major Types of Evidence for Disease in the Past Skeletal and Dental RemainsMost common source of evidenceMummiessoft tissuesMummies are not limited to ancient Egypt PaleopathologyThe study if disease and injury in the human skeletonsometimes mummiesReconstructive Variables that Affect the Expression of DiseaseNutritional statusImmune responseAge of the individualyounger childrenolder adultsSocial conditionsEnvironmental conditionsclimate Limitations of Skeletal EvidenceSkeletal sample is not the same as a sample of living peopleNot everyone is buried in the cemetery Not everyone is preserved the same Osteological Paradoxhealthy but deadMost infectious diseases will only affect the skeleton in the chronic phaseOnly a small percentage of people will exhibit skeletal lesions Someone has to have a good immune response to have bone involvement from infections o Need to survive long enough for disease to show in the bones Porotic HyperostosisIron Deficiency AnaemiaExpansion of the diploethe flat surface of the inner and outer layers of the skullThinning of the compact boneRelated to iron deficiency anemia
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