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Some Remarks on Palaeohistology from a Comparative Evolutionary Point of View

  • Armand J. de Ricqlès

Abstract

As made obvious by this workshop, there is a growing recognition of the relevance and usefulness of paleohistology by scientists specialized in the fields of physical anthropology, forensic medicine, historic and prehistoric archaeology, archaeozoology, ethnology and many related sciences. Indeed, microscopic examination of actual tissue remains of ancient humans and animals (mostly hard tissues of the skeleton) can provide much useful information. It is relevant to, for example, individual age at death, palaeodemography, behaviour, available weapons and tools among historic and prehistoric human populations, as well as to seasonality, individual age, slaughtering and butchering practices and techniques, and perhaps domestication of vertebrates (mostly mammals) used or preyed upon by our ancestors.

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Bone Tissue Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis Bone Histology Acta Zool Vascular Canal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Armand J. de Ricqlès
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  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Anatomie Comparée Equipe de Recherche: Formations Squelettiques et URA 04 11 37 CNRSUniversité de Paris VIIParis Cedex 05France

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