Ancient Disease in Ohio: The Eiden Population
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Citation:The Ohio Journal of Science. v77, n2 (March, 1977), 55-62
Skeletal material from a protohistoric (A.D. 1490±55 years) Amerindian population which lived in Lorain County provided information on one of Ohio's early Indian groups. The skeletal material indicated some categories of pathology and skeletal anomalies which were present. The frequency of occurrence of these skeletal lesions were then interpreted from an cpidemiological point of view. The analyses showed the presence of the following classes of skeletal lesions: developmental anomalies, infectious diseases, degenerative conditions, neoplastic lesions, fractures, and a possible nutritional disorder. The results suggest that the adults have significantly (p < .05) higher frequencies than the subadults for developmental anomalies, infectious diseases, and degenerative conditions. Also, the adult males have significantly higher frequencies than adult females for developmental anomalies and degenerative conditions.
Author Institution: Department of Anthropology, Cleveland State University
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