Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Pompeii Skeletons and Ancient Health Conditions

Am stuck in the office working on something so cannot get to the BBC documentary about Pompeii but the article is really interesting. The well-preserved skeletons found hiding in a basement to escape the volcano include several middle-aged and elderly people and people taller, on average, than the residents of modern Naples, according to the BBC report. There are obvious limitations in looking at skeletal remains to recover ancient health conditions and social structures but what a really interesting enterprise to attempt.

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