International Journal of Osteoarchaeology
Deals with all aspects of the study of animal and human bones.
Source InformationJanuary 2014, Volume24(Issue1) Page1To14
ABSTRACT Systematic excavation of collective burial sites makes possible the recovery of skeletal series which may show bony evidence of infectious pathological conditions. This paper presents the first evidence of the existence of tuberculosis in prehistoric populations of NW Argentina with a subsistence economy based on agriculture and pastoralism.
Source InformationJanuary 2014, Volume24(Issue1) Page15To30
ABSTRACT This article explores age‐ and sex‐related patterns of cortical bone loss, assessed by radiogrammetry of the second metacarpal, from a skeletal sample excavated from the Imperial Roman port city of Velia (1st and 2nd century ad), to contribute to our understanding of health and disease
Source InformationJanuary 2014, Volume24(Issue1) Page31To41
ABSTRACT Stable oxygen isotopes (δ18O) from human bone apatite from central western Argentina (30º–37ºS latitude) were analysed to understand changes in human residential mobility during the Late Holocene. This region contains evidence for the use of domesticated plants over the last 2000 years (Zea
Shape Change and Variation in the Cranial Morphology of Wild Canids ( Canis lupus, Canis latrans, Canis rufus ) Compared to Domestic Dogs ( Canis familiaris ) Using Geometric Morphometrics
Source InformationJanuary 2014, Volume24(Issue1) Page42To50
ABSTRACT Wild canid populations exhibit different anatomical morphologies compared to domesticated dogs in North America. This is particularly important concerning archaeological sites, which may contain early domesticated species, for the proper identification of osteological remains. Previous studies have indicated domestic dogs exhibit a shorter rostrum accompanied by a
Evaluating Intensity in the Processing of Guanaco (Lama Guanicoe) at the Lower Basin of the Colorado River (Argentina): Fragmentation Levels and Fracture Patterns Analysis
Source InformationJanuary 2014, Volume24(Issue1) Page51To67
ABSTRACT This article explores the levels of fragmentation and fracture patterns in archaeofaunal assemblages from the lower basin of the Colorado River (Argentina) following Outram's methodology. Remains of ungulates (guanaco) have suffered, in these assemblages, a high degree of fragmentation probably caused during the processing
Source InformationJanuary 2014, Volume24(Issue1) Page68To78
ABSTRACT An Son in southern Vietnam is one of a series of Neolithic (food producing) settlement/cemetery sites in Southeast Asia that appear, archaeologically, shortly before and after 2000 cal. bc. Excavations in 2009 produced a small but important assemblage of vertebrate remains that permit relative comparisons
Source InformationJanuary 2014, Volume24(Issue1) Page79To89
ABSTRACT This paper outlines the first methodology for recording dental enamel hypoplasia in the high‐crowned dentition of modern and archaeological caprine teeth. The method has been developed and trialed on five caprine populations from Orkney (UK); two modern populations (Shetland and North Ronaldsay breeds) and three
Is Unresolved Inflammatory Angiogenesis a Mechanism for the Delayed Development of Skeletal Lesions in Syphilis?
Source InformationJanuary 2014, Volume24(Issue1) Page90To99
ABSTRACT A recently described case of putative early tertiary syphilis in a young adult male from 6th century Anglo‐Saxon England exhibits a distinctive endocranial pathology. A case–control study using both clinical and archaeological materials was performed to investigate a possible association of the pathology with syphilis. Scanning
Source InformationJanuary 2014, Volume24(Issue1) Page100To110
ABSTRACT The Ingombe Ilede and Isamu Pati Iron Age sites in Zambia provide 47 human burials for analyses. Our new study provides demographic information (sex and age), evidence of trauma, infectious diseases as well as physiological and mechanical indicators of stress. We found a high mortality rate
Source InformationJanuary 2014, Volume24(Issue1) Page111To115
ABSTRACT A perinatal infant skeleton from the first–fourth century AD Roman villa site at Hambleden, England, shows what appear to be cut marks on the proximal part of the right femur. Gross, microscopic and micro‐computed tomography evaluations suggest that they occurred perimortem and were probably caused
Source InformationJanuary 2014, Volume24(Issue1) Page116To122
ABSTRACT Compared with other mammals, multiple births are rare in humans. The attitude towards multiple births varies widely among cultures. Although expected to be present, evidence for twin burials from prehistoric times is scarce. However, knowledge about the attitude of ancient societies towards twins, as expressed
Source InformationJanuary 2014, Volume24(Issue1) Page123To125ABSTRACT
A putative calcified soft tissue or parasite recovered in the pelvis of an adult male Late Roman burial from Aqaba, Jordan, is a fossil marine invertebrate. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.