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Publication . Part of book or chapter of book . 2017

Human Bone and Dental Histology in an Archaeological Context

Miszkiewicz, Justyna J.; Mahoney, Patrick;
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Published: 20 Feb 2017
Publisher: Elsevier
Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
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.
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Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Histological examination Population education.field_of_study education Histology Biology Human bone Skeletal biology Anatomy Context (language use)

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