654 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.50 x 9.59 x 6.50
l Publisher: Cambridge
University Press; (August 26, 2002)
l ISBN: 0521801672
This study gathers skeletal evidence on seven basic
indicators of health to assess chronic conditions
that affected individuals who lived in the Western
Hemisphere from 5000 B.C. to the late nineteenth century.
Signs of biological stress in childhood and of degeneration
in joints and in teeth increased in the several millenia
before the arrival of Columbus as populations moved
into less healthy ecological environments.