Harris Lines: The Indicators of Physiologic Stresses in Pathology of Human Skeletal Remains (According to the Founded Samples in Iran)
Mohammad Mehdi Tavassoli, Saman Farzin, Maryam Zour, Sina Tavassoli
To complete the archaeo-anthropological reports, especially the ones related to the environmental, economic and population status of ancient regions, one of the most significant methods of studying the human skeletal remains is pathology. Skeletal remains pathology makes it possible for the scientists, especially bio-cultural anthropologists, to have an access to the main important information about the former population, as far as ecology is concerned, diet, life style, growth, demography and hygiene of the societies under the study. Doubtlessly, with the help of the technological advancements, such as radiography, skeletal diseases like “Harris lines” could be easily diagnosed. Furthermore, using this technique, results in unknown responses of skeletal to malady. The present article tries to describe the importance of the new method of studies on human skeletal remains for better understanding of the literature and analyze such diseases from archeoanthropological perspective.
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