Additional manal and pedal epiphyseal centres

Authors
Citation
T. Anderson, Additional manal and pedal epiphyseal centres, ANN ANATOMY, 183(5), 2001, pp. 485-488
Citations number
6
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Experimental Biology
Journal title
ANNALS OF ANATOMY-ANATOMISCHER ANZEIGER
ISSN journal
0940-9602 → ACNP
Volume
183
Issue
5
Year of publication
2001
Pages
485 - 488
Database
ISI
SICI code
0940-9602(200109)183:5<485:AMAPEC>2.0.ZU;2-G
Abstract
One hundred and thirty-six well-preserved medieval skeletons were excavated in advance of re-development in Norwich. Examination of sub-adult hand and feet bones indicated a high percentage of accessory epiphyses. The majorit y could be identified by traces of a fusion line. The distal first metacarp al and first metatarsal being the preferred sites. Such additional epiphyse s have rarely been reported in archaeological samples and the findings are in strong contrast to the figures quoted in modern anatomical texts. The po ssible reasons for this apparent variation are discussed.