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Juvenile scurvy from Late Medieval Knin, Croatia

Nikitović, Dejana; Rajić Šikanjić, Petra
Juvenile scurvy from Late Medieval Knin, Croatia // Homo (Stuttgart), 69 (2018), 5; 217-226 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)

Juvenile scurvy from Late Medieval Knin, Croatia

Nikitović, Dejana ; Rajić Šikanjić, Petra

Homo (Stuttgart) (0018-442X) 69 (2018), 5; 217-226

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Scurvy, juveniles, Knin

In this study, we examine the scurvy associated skeletal lesions among juveniles from the late Medieval site Uzdolje-Grablje in Croatia. The study aims to establish a demographic pattern of scurvy using existing diagnostic criteria. The sample consists of 16 well-preserved and fairly complete juveniles, excavated from a cemetery dating to 1420–1920. Skeletal remains were analyzed macroscopically for signs of porosity and new bone formation. Scurvy is diagnosed using the “Ortner criteria” of cranial and postcranial lesions. Depending on the location of the lesions, individuals were diagnosed with either scurvy or possible scurvy. Half of the individuals in our sample are diagnosed with scurvy, with additional 25% being diagnosed with possible scurvy. Along with porotic lesions, all individuals diagnosed with scurvy/possible scurvy showed new bone formation on at least one skeletal element. The occurrence of lesions associated with scurvy in our sample is unusually high. Instead of focusing solely on diet and insufficient intake of the vitamin C, a more likely explanation lies in the synergy between diet, exposure to infections, and the environment.

Izvorni jezik

Znanstvena područja
Etnologija i antropologija


Institut za antropologiju

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Petra Rajić Šikanjić, (237211)

Časopis indeksira:

  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Social Science Citation Index (SSCI)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus

Uključenost u ostale bibliografske baze podataka:

  • Abstracts in Anthropology
  • Anthropological Literature