Written by Etta Coleman. What can studying bone remains tell us about age in historical terms? Etta Coleman discusses the use of Osteology as means for assessing general aging in pre-modern societies, along with its varying challenges, both practical and conceptual.
Written by Etta Coleman. The discipline of Osteoarchaeology is paradoxical by nature – those diseases which sweep populations are often too quick to leave a permanent mark on the bones. Etta Coleman discusses whether this is something that can be overcome with Polymerase Chain Reaction testing.