Anthropology Presentations

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

5-2009

Abstract

Paget’s disease of bone is a metabolic bone disease of unknown etiology and is the most likely disease to cause secondary bone cancer; a prevalence that increases with age[1]. With the increasing age of modern populations, the importance of better understanding this disease will likewise increase. While in vivo tests for the disease cannot be performed in skeletal samples, radiographic views of archaeological remains can provide insight into the origins and natural history of the disease.

Notes

Poster presentation at the 42nd annual meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association held in Thunderbay, ON in May, 2009


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