A yellow-stained human femur from Tell esh-Shuqafiya, Egypt: evidence of ancient trauma.

@article{Jones1988AYH,
  title={A yellow-stained human femur from Tell esh-Shuqafiya, Egypt: evidence of ancient trauma.},
  author={Richard N. Jones},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={1988},
  volume={77 1},
  pages={
          77-83
        }
}
Excavation at Tell esh-Shuqafiya, Egypt, during the 1982 season exposed several Ptolemaic Period burials. One of these, a young adult male, showed a bright yellow stain on the right femur. Analysis of the stain demonstrated it to be hematoidin, a degradation compound derived from hemoglobin associated with old hemorrhage. The specific location of the stain on the skeleton suggests death a few weeks after a severe injury to the thigh. 
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