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Fetal paleopathology: an impossible discipline?

Lewis, M. (2017) Fetal paleopathology: an impossible discipline? In: Han, S., Betsinger, T. K. and Scott, A. B. (eds.) The Anthropology of the Fetus: Biology, Culture, and Society. Berghan Books, New York. ISBN 9781785336911

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Abstract/Summary

This chapter introduces the concept of fetal paleopathology in archaeological material, highlighting the limitations and potential of such research to inform us about the lives of mothers and their babies in the past. Problems with terminology, aging methods, preservation and recognizing lesions in skeletal remains are discussed, before potential new sources of research are highlighted.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Scientific Archaeology
ID Code:51586
Publisher:Berghan Books

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