Imaging Mummies and Fossils

  • Rethy Chhem
  • Don Brothwell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. George Saab, Rethy Chhem, Richard N. Bohay
    Pages 15-54
  3. Rethy Chhem, George Saab, Richard N. Bohay
    Pages 73-118
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 159-163

About this book


Paleoradiology is the use of X-rays and advanced medical imaging modalities in the evaluation of ancient human and animal skeletons as well as biological materials from archaeological sites. Paleoradiological studies have been performed on mummies, skeletal remains and fossils to determine their sex and age at death. “Diagnostic paleoradiology” is the use of X-ray studies to detect ancient diseases. The broad range of themes and imaging techniques in this volume reflects four decades of research undertaken by Don Brothwell in the fields of anthropology, human paleopathology, and zooarchaeology, combined with two decades of skeletal radiology experience during which Rethy Chhem read over 150,000 skeletal X-ray and CT studies.


Bioarchaeology Computed Tomography Paleopathology Paleoradiology Zooarchaeology computed tomography (CT) imaging radiology

Authors and affiliations

  • Rethy Chhem
    • 1
  • Don Brothwell
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear MedicineUniversity of Western OntarioOntarioCanada
  2. 2.Department of ArchaeologyThe University of YorkYork UK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-48832-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-48833-0
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