Swedish paleopathology and its pioneers

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the history of paleopathology in Sweden. Paleopathology of skeletal remains in Sweden is considered a subfield of historical osteology, a discipline that combines the study of human and animal bones from archaeological sites, with roots in the works of Nils-Gustaf Gejvall (1911–1991). The chapter describes the development of the field from its beginnings in paleopathological work carried out on a personal interest basis to its establishment as an academic discipline. It identifies three pioneers—Carl Magnus Fürst (1854–1935), Carl-Herman Hjortsjö, and Gejvall—whose contributions are directly linked to the establishment of historical osteology.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Arkeologern
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Arkeologi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Titel på värdpublikationThe global history of paleopathology
Undertitel på gästpublikationPioneers and prospects
RedaktörerJane E Buikstra, Charlotte A Roberts
FörlagOxford University Press
Kapitel59
Sidor549-558
ISBN (tryckt)9780195389807
StatusPublished - 2012
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördNej