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A unique case of skeletal dysplasia in an adult male in Late Iron Age Switzerland

Published inInternational Journal of Paleopathology, vol. 34, p. 29-36
Publication date2021
Abstract

We report a probable case of multiple skeletal dysplasia observed in a Late Iron Age young adult male. The individual studied belongs to a Late Iron Age necropolis from Switzerland. The skeletal elements are well preserved. Macroscopic and radiographic assessment. The individual shows evidence of both craniofacial and mandibular deformation. Developmental defects are also visible with effects on the general shape and articular surfaces of both humeri, as well as the left femur and tibia. We propose that the lesions observed are manifestations of skeletal dysplasia, such as pseudo-achondroplasia or multiple epiphyseal dysplasia.

Keywords
  • Suisse
  • Valais
  • Âge du Fer
  • Archéologie
  • Protohistoire
  • Anthropologie
  • Paléopathologie
  • Dysplasie
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DEBARD, Julie et al. A unique case of skeletal dysplasia in an adult male in Late Iron Age Switzerland. In: International Journal of Paleopathology, 2021, vol. 34, p. 29–36. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpp.2021.06.003
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