Notes on Meeting...
Age estimation is the most difficult to tell. Medial view of the right pubis consistent with suchy-brooks stage 4, representing a mean age of 45 and a half.
- Medial view of the right auricular surface consistent with a lovejoy et al. Stage 4-5
- 90% of the world is right handed!
- Antemortem conditions: back issues are a common condition within ancestors.
- Juvenile bones appear to be very similar to animal bones.
- Sex: baby bones are very hard to distinguish. Once a person goes through puberty it is more easy to designate which sex is which.
- Men were taller than women by three to four inches.
- Nonspecific (when designating pathological conditions) basically undetermined.
- Most common: degenerative joint disease.
- Cultural variety.
- Antemortem tooth loss is also typical, and easily noticeable because of the healing process.
Artificial cranial (head) modification...
- Equally divided within both men and women.
- Starts around the time of birth.
- Bilateral symmetry: found in the earlier time periods.
- Antemortem trauma is easily noticeable, looking for patterns of violence.
- Perimortem trauma: happened right before death (no signs of healing)
- Adult burials~ fan also remains, un-worked shell, stone and pre-Colombian pottery goods.
- Juvenile burials~ phyllite, serpentinite and quartz beads, phyllite pendant, quartz crystal, un-worked shell, stone and pre-Colombian pottery goods.