Anthropology 275       Reading Report 3
Disease in Prehistory       due 2/10

Answer the following questions based on Lovel N. C. 2001. Paleopathological description and diagnosis. In: Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton. Edited by M. A. Katzenberg and S. R. Saunders. pp 217-241. New York: Wiley-Liss.

1. Summarize the diagnostic criteria used in paleopathology to infer a diagnosis from the visual inspection of a skeleton.
2. Which two diseases can be distinguished from one another based on the specific pattern of periosteal lesions?
3. Aside from visual observation, what other macroscopic, microscopic, and biochemical methods of analysis are used by paleopathologists? What kind of information can each of these methods provide?