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Osteological analysis: pathology

Osteological analysis: pathology

Watch Carolina and Emily discuss how an osteologist uses their knowledge of human remains to identify the diseases someone lived with; often this is easier for unburnt than cremated remains, but some conditions are visible even on cremated bone. Carolina asks Emily what we can tell about the pathology of the COL_20 individual.

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