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Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis in Late Jomon Hokkaido, Japan

Oxenham, Marc; Matsumura, H; Nishimoto, T


The purpose of this study is to describe and analyse the evidence for diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) in samples of human skeletal material recovered from Late Jomon (ca. 1500-300 BCE) and Okhotsk (CE 500-900) cultural period sites, northwestern Hokkaido, Japan. Two individuals from the Jomon period assemblage (n=14) exhibited lesions consistent with DISH, while the larger Okhotsk sample (n=39) was free of this condition. The aetiology of this condition is reviewed with...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Osteoarchaeology
DOI: 10.1002/oa.803


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