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Caries experience in Mediaeval Scots.
Attrition of the occlusal surface of the teeth with accompanying alteration of the anatomy of the interproximal space is suggested as the principal reason for the differences in the pattern of distribution of caries between this and modern populations.
Temporal trends in femoral curvature and length in medieval and modern Scotland.
- W. Bruns, M. Bruce, G. Prescott, N. Maffulli
- MedicineAmerican Journal of Physical Anthropology
- 1 November 2002
Femora have become not only longer but also straighter since the Middle Ages, which may have significant implications for the biomechanical response of the femur to the forces to which it is subjected in everyday life, in trauma, and following surgery.
Changing proximal femoral geometry in north east Scotland: an osteometric study
The Western world is currently facing an “epidemic” in fractures of the proximal femur; recent radiological studies have suggested that the hip axis and length of the neck of the femur are increasing; these changes may increase the risk of hip fracture.
A simple univariate technique for determining sex from fragmentary femora: its application to a Scottish short cist population.
A simple univariate technique for sexing individuals represented by fragmentary skeletal remains is described and it is suggested that using maximum anteroposterior diameter of the femoral shaft as a sex discriminator has advantages over midshaft circumference even when intact femora are available.
Caries experience in the permanent dentition of late mediaeval Scots (1300-1600 a.d.).
Schmorl's nodes (intravertebral herniations of intervertebral disc tissue) in two historic British populations.
The occurrence of Schmorl's nodes in TV8-SV1 in two historic adult British populations, one from Aberdeen and the other from London, is described to suggest that anomalies in vascular and/or notochordal regression may be related to the development of the lesion.
Population variation in sexual dimorphism in the human innominate
A complex relationship was found to exist between pubis length and sciatic notch width with body size; these relationships differed both between the sexes and between the groups.
A Viking Age cemetery at Cnip, Uig, Isle of Lewis
Six burials of ninth--tenth-century date recorded between 1991 and 1994, plus one tenth-century burial recorded in 1979, lead to the suggestion that the headland was a Viking cemetery area. There is…
Four short cists from north-east Scotland and
The results of rescue excavation of individual short cists containing inhumations are reported. Three male burials produced beakers, one accompanied by a higher status assemblage including a copper…
The sciatic notch/acetabular index as a discriminator of sex in European skeletal remains.
The sciatic notch/acetabular index and its rule of thumb application was tested on two European skeletal series of documented sex. The results showed poor consistency between documented and estimated…