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The value of osteology in an historical context: a comparison of osteological and historical evidence for trauma in the late 18th- to early 19th century British Royal Navy

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Trauma is arguably the most comparative and least ambiguous of palaeopathological lesions. As such, it is an ideal vehicle for exploring the respective contributions and differences between historical and osteological approaches to health in the past. A direct comparison between historical and osteological assemblages is often impossible due to the lack of comparable data, or complicated by the very different perceptions, motivations and pre-occupations of past writers and present research...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Linacre College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Archaeology,School of - Archaeology & the History of Art,Research Laboratory for

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Ceridwen Victoria Boston
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:54f7de43-0363-48c0-a6b1-789ce637cc78
Local pid:
ora:11807
Language:
English
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