The present study is part of the "Anthropological Archive" research program that was conceived as a systematic approach to the analysis of ancient human specimens from a historical, palaeodemographic and palaeo-epidemiological perspective. Its aim is the reconstruction of past environments and populations through the selection, recording and analysis of significant biological traits. The epidemiological study of malformations and developmental pathologies is very important in this field. The aim of such analyses is to identify: causal or concausal relationships between the congenital malformations and the environment (natural or artificially modified by man); the daily habits of the population (diet, work activities, exposure to toxins or pollutants); populations with a high genetic load. The present case documents a skeletal malformation rarely observed in archaeological material.

A case of bifid rib from the “G. Marro” Egyptian osteological Collection

BOANO, ROSA;RABINO, Emma
2006

Abstract

The present study is part of the "Anthropological Archive" research program that was conceived as a systematic approach to the analysis of ancient human specimens from a historical, palaeodemographic and palaeo-epidemiological perspective. Its aim is the reconstruction of past environments and populations through the selection, recording and analysis of significant biological traits. The epidemiological study of malformations and developmental pathologies is very important in this field. The aim of such analyses is to identify: causal or concausal relationships between the congenital malformations and the environment (natural or artificially modified by man); the daily habits of the population (diet, work activities, exposure to toxins or pollutants); populations with a high genetic load. The present case documents a skeletal malformation rarely observed in archaeological material.
78° Convegno della Società di Biologia Sperimentale
Torino
1-2 luglio 2005
Vol. LXXXI, N. 1
109
111
bifid rib; Egypt; archaeological specimens
R. BOANO; FULCHERI E; RABINO MASSA E
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