The right tool for scoring stress: testing the consistency of two bioarchaeological methods of scoring joint stress, osteoarthritis and entheseal changes, in a north Alabama Native American sample

dc.contributorBlitz, John Howard
dc.contributorOths, Kathryn S.
dc.contributorParmelee, Patricia A.
dc.contributor.advisorJacobi, Keith P.
dc.contributor.authorEdsall, Shannon
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Alabama Tuscaloosa
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-28T14:12:00Z
dc.date.available2017-07-28T14:12:00Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.descriptionElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.description.abstractBioarchaeologists have assumed, with limited evidence, that osteoarthritis (OA) and entheseal changes (EC) develop due to skeletal stress. To test this, the optimal study would compare OA and EC in individuals of known occupation, but few samples can support this type of study. I used a more widely applicable, underused method. I compared the rates and severity of OA and EC in four northwest Alabama prehistoric Native American populations and found that the two indicators did not co-occur consistently. Individuals with high OA or EC scores did not usually score high on both, suggesting that one or both factors are not reliable stress indicators.en_US
dc.format.extent89 p.
dc.format.mediumelectronic
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.otheru0015_0000001_0002588
dc.identifier.otherEdsall_alatus_0004M_13098
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/3185
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.hasversionborn digital
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.rightsAll rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.en_US
dc.subjectPhysical anthropology
dc.subjectArchaeology
dc.subjectNative American studies
dc.titleThe right tool for scoring stress: testing the consistency of two bioarchaeological methods of scoring joint stress, osteoarthritis and entheseal changes, in a north Alabama Native American sampleen_US
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etdms.degree.departmentUniversity of Alabama. Department of Anthropology
etdms.degree.disciplineAnthropology
etdms.degree.grantorThe University of Alabama
etdms.degree.levelmaster's
etdms.degree.nameM.A.
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