Enthesopathies (lesions of muscular insertions) as indicators of the activities of neolithic Saharan populations.

@article{Dutour1986EnthesopathiesO,
  title={Enthesopathies (lesions of muscular insertions) as indicators of the activities of neolithic Saharan populations.},
  author={Olivier J Dutour},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={1986},
  volume={71 2},
  pages={221-4}
}
Enthesopathies are bony lesions involving the sites of insertion of muscles or ligaments. Those caused by hyperactivity of the relevant muscles may be distinguished clearly from those of metabolic or inflammatory origin. Observations from sporting and occupational medicine indicate that specific enthesopathies are correlated with different activities. Examination of the enthesopathies present on two groups of well-preserved neolithic skeletons from separate regions of the Sahara with different… CONTINUE READING

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