Chapter 12. Light and Broken Bones: Examining and Interpreting Bone Loss and Osteoporosis in Past Populations

  1. M. Anne Katzenberg Ph.D.2 and
  2. Shelley R. Saunders Ph.D.3
  1. Sabrina C. Agarwal Ph.D.

Published Online: 9 AUG 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470245842.ch12

Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton, Second Edition

Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton, Second Edition

How to Cite

Agarwal, S. C. (2008) Light and Broken Bones: Examining and Interpreting Bone Loss and Osteoporosis in Past Populations, in Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton, Second Edition (eds M. A. Katzenberg and S. R. Saunders), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470245842.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Archaeology, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

  2. 3

    Department of Anthropology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Author Information

  1. Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 AUG 2007
  2. Published Print: 21 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471793724

Online ISBN: 9780470245842

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Keywords:

  • osteoporotic-related fractures;
  • cortical histomorphometry;
  • gross examination of fractures

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • What is Bone Loss and Osteoporosis?

  • Sorting out the Influences on Bone Maintenance in the Past

  • Conclusions: What do the Patterns of Bone Loss in the Past Mean?

  • References