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Unformatted text preview: Health Status metric traits eg height: from measuring femur length (long bones) non-metric traits eg Os Inca: three extra skull bones found on skulls in Peru shovel-shaped incisors: trait of Native Americans (N & S), Asians lifestyle: cranial deformation: elongated skulls of the Maya horseback riding: hip-femur dislocation war: healed & unhealed bone cuts pigeon-toed: slight dislocation of bone squatting: squatting facets infections: spinal tb arthritis: fused vertebrae, lipping of vertebrae malnutrition: dental hypoplasia: horizontal lines on the teeth due to assault on health when teeth were forming (most often seen during weening) anemia: cribra orbitalia porotic hyperostosis diet: trace element analysis (eg. lead poisoning in Franklin Expedition) chemical analysis of bone: C13/12 for corn (corn=C3 plant; others are C4) N16/15 for marine or terrestrial fauna...
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