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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