Paralysis and severe disability requiring intensive care in Neolithic Asia
This communication documents one of the earliest verifiable cases of human paralysis associated with severe spinal pathology. A series of skeletal abnormalities is described for a young adult male (M9) from a Southeast Asian Neolithic community. Differential diagnosis suggests that M9 suffered from a severely disabling congenital fusion of the spine (Klippel-Feil Syndrome, Type III), resulting in child-onset lower body paralysis at a minimum (maximally quadriplegia). M9 experienced severe, most...[Show more]
|Collections||ANU Research Publications|
|Source:||Journal of Anthropological Sciences|
|01_Oxenham_Paralysis_and_severe_2009.pdf||962.12 kB||Adobe PDF||Request a copy|
Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.