First bioarchaeological evidence of probable scurvy in Southeast Asia: Multifactorial etiologies of vitamin C deficiency in a tropical environment.

@article{Halcrow2014FirstBE,
  title={First bioarchaeological evidence of probable scurvy in Southeast Asia: Multifactorial etiologies of vitamin C deficiency in a tropical environment.},
  author={Si{\^a}n Ellen Halcrow and Nathan J. Harris and Nancy Beavan and Hallie R. Buckley},
  journal={International journal of paleopathology},
  year={2014},
  volume={5},
  pages={
          63-71
        }
}
This paper presents the first bioarchaeological evidence of probable scurvy in Southeast Asia from a six-year-old child at the historic-era site of Phnom Khnang Peung (15-17th centuries A.D.) in the Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia. Examination of skeletal material shows evidence consistent with scurvy - specifically, abnormal porosity on the greater wings of the sphenoid bone and hard palate, and vascular impressions on the ectocranial surface of the frontal bone and maxillary alveolar bone. In… CONTINUE READING
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