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Metabolic Bone Disease: Biocultural and Archaeological Approaches

Metabolic bone diseases are linked to a wide range of socio-cultural factors and this course explores the way in which information on the current occurrence of these condtions contributes to understanding factors operating in past societies. Information used in the course is derived from both clinical sources on on contemporary health problems and paleopathology. The course allows students to focus on issues linked to metabolic bone disease in either past or contemporary groups. Training in radiological and histological approaches will be provided for students who would like to gain practical skills.

ANTHROP 741

Metabolic Bone Disease: Biocultural and Archaeological Approaches

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Winter, Fall Offered?: No

Metabolic bone diseases are linked to a wide range of socio-cultural factors and this course explores the way in which information on the current occurrence of these condtions contributes to understanding factors operating in past societies. Information used in the course is derived from both clinical sources on on contemporary health problems and paleopathology. The course allows students to focus on issues linked to metabolic bone disease in either past or contemporary groups. Training in radiological and histological approaches will be provided for students who would like to gain practical skills.