rebloggerrodent asked: Thank you so much for this blog! I'm so interested about osteology and paleopathology, and I was starting to think that I was the only one who thinks that signs of diseases in the bones are possibly the most interesting things ever. I can't study archaeo-osteology in my country, so internet is really crucial for finding any knowledge about the subject.
You are welcome! Bummer you can’t study it, but thankfully the internet is full of information! I have a few free online bioarch books over on my books for bioarchaeologists blog if you want more reading material and other fun things. It is a very fascinating subject.
Thanks for following!
chris-chinnock asked: Absolutely loving this blog!! It has been a while since I graduated from my MSc in Palaeopathology at Durham Uni. I've been relegated to regular archaeology which means I get ridiculously excited whenever we find human remains on site, frantically trying to remember eveything I have forgotten. Just started up my own blog to track my wanderings and digging endeavours. You are dead right in that knowledge should shared wherever possible. Pigeon holes suck archeologist, osteologist anth etc....
Thank you! I feel the same way out on sites, 75% hoping to find human remains because it would be awesome, 25% because of paperwork/it’s raining/it’s cold outside.
Thank you for agreeing with me! It’s coming to the point that most information will be out there whether you want it or not. Plus who doesn’t want to share information, especially if it will help one academically? I think we know I’m all for it, but then again maybe it’s because I don’t have a reason to be paranoid about sharing yet.
Glad you like the blog. Good luck in your archaeological ventures!
sanitka asked: I'm working on osteopathologies this week, I love brownsing your tumblr for the lovely pics! <3
Why thank you! I’m glad you enjoy! I have always found skeletal pathology and trauma fascinating.
jhellden asked: Could you please tell a little bit about this fascinating skeleton with flourosis you have shown us so many pictures of: Provenance, etc.
Unfortunately that is not my information to give out. However if you were to read what Ortner has published on flourosis, you may be able to find out more there. Sorry!
Hello all! I have been gone, yes I know. It’s been busy. I pretty much forgot I had all of my blogs! As I said, it’s been busy. I’m going to try and answer some questions, and at some point in time I *hope* to get some more pictures up. I hope everyone is kicking ass in life!
Fluorosis of the vertebral column.
Fluorosis of the vertebrae.
Fluorosis of the vertebrae.
Effects of Fluorosis on the radius and ulna.
Fluorosis’s effects on the sacrum and os coxae. Notice the shape of the sacrum as well as the bone loss.