Article ID: CBB743298788

Problems of differential diagnosis in paleopathology (2021)


This work discusses on the problems of the differential diagnosis in paleopathology, describing one case of intense modification observed in a skeletal sample from the archaelogical site of Baucina (Sicily, VI century BCE). Difficulties in this setting originate mainly from the aspecificity or absence of pathological markers on ancient bones and confounding features arising from clinical phenocopies or taphonomic artifacts. On the base of an in-depth morphological analysis of the find, with aid of CT scan imaging and wide revision of the medical and paleopathological literature, we arrived to a convincing diagnosis.

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Authors & Contributors
Varotto, Elena
Roberts, Charlotte A.
Buikstra, Jane E.
Walker, Don
Crisà, Antonino
Larsen, Clark Spencer
Medicina nei Secoli - Arte e Scienza
Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Acque Sotterranee
Journal of Global History
Medicina Historica
Quod Manet Press
Carocci Editore
Oxford University Press
Museum of London Archaeology
L'Erma di Bretschneider
Disease and diseases
Public health
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
17th century
18th century
London (England)
Tuscany (Italy)
Andalusia (Spain)

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