This book is designed to appeal to students and practitioners of osteology and palaeopathology, medical historians and forensic archaeologists; it can be used as a reference guide in the field and the laboratory. Human health affects all aspects of everyday life and skeletal remains represent direct evidence of the experiences of people in the past.
This volume describes human skeletal remains from archaeological excavations in London, ranging from the Roman period to the 19th century. It includes more than 400 photographic and radiographic images of disease and traumatic injury, providing a unique opportunity to explore the lives of past communities.
Publisher: Museum of London Archaeology
Number of pages: 290
Weight: 1406 g
Dimensions: 297 x 211 x 23 mm
This is a beautiful book published by Museum of London Archaeology. It provides a unique glimpse at a large number of pathological lesions present in populations spanning over two thousand years from a single geographic location...The first impression made when opening this volume is that the photographs and radiographs illustrating the text, and in particular the lesions described therein, are stunningly clear...With its detailed, yet concise, descriptions of both common and rare pathological conditions, and with over four hundred figures, this book will surely become an invaluable reference guide for bioarchaeologists and palaeopathologists. -- Keith Kirby The Archaeological Journal