A likely case of scurvy from early Bronze Age Britain
Article first published online: 3 JUL 2007
Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
International Journal of Osteoarchaeology
Volume 18, Issue 2, pages 178–187, March/April 2008
How to Cite
Mays, S. (2008), A likely case of scurvy from early Bronze Age Britain. Int. J. Osteoarchaeol., 18: 178–187. doi: 10.1002/oa.930
- Issue published online: 14 MAR 2008
- Article first published online: 3 JUL 2007
- Manuscript Accepted: 30 MAR 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 16 MAR 2007
- Manuscript Received: 8 JAN 2007
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A probable case of scurvy is identified in a child skeleton from England, dating to 2200–1970 BC. Lesions were mainly restricted to the ectocranium, but some endocranial lesions were also seen. This appears to be the earliest reported example of scurvy from Britain, and adds to the very few palaeopathological case descriptions available for the disease in infants and young children from Europe. Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.