A case study of os cuneiforme mediale bipartum from Sigtuna, Sweden
Article first published online: 16 NOV 2004
Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
International Journal of Osteoarchaeology
Volume 14, Issue 6, pages 475–480, November/December 2004
How to Cite
Kjellström, A. (2004), A case study of os cuneiforme mediale bipartum from Sigtuna, Sweden. Int. J. Osteoarchaeol., 14: 475–480. doi: 10.1002/oa.735
- Issue published online: 16 NOV 2004
- Article first published online: 16 NOV 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 11 DEC 2003
- Manuscript Revised: 17 OCT 2003
- Manuscript Received: 18 AUG 2003
- os cuneiforme mediale bipartum;
- mass grave;
- biological distance
An adult male from an early Medieval mass grave in Sigtuna displayed bilateral os cuneiforme mediale bipartum. This is an unusual congenital anomaly and this study is the first published example found in an archaeological skeletal assemblage in Sweden. Another adult male in the same grave shows horizontal grooves of both medial cuneiform bones. This paper discusses a possible hereditary tendency of the anomalies. Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.