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drkrislynn asked: I like sending you asks because I think your ask box has a cool name
Everytime someone sends me an ask, I have to book a plane ticket to Greece, clamber over to Delphi, and then get really, really high before I can answer.
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Right humerus and femur from the same individual, who was paralyzed at L1
Oooh love it.
The human brain in cross section
this is 4 u, liz
Anonymous asked: Hi. I'm the one who asked about osteology. Thank you so much! That was a huge help! :) thank you!
I’m glad you found it helpful! I am in absolutely no way an authority on any of this, but I study it and plan to go into it professionally, so I love to talk about it.
If anybody wants to know more about or discuss some anthro/arch stuff, go ahead and say hello~
between lost girl and orphan black and even flashpoint
it annoys me that even though these shows are shot IN TORONTO
and very clearly take place IN TORONTO (as in, they constantly mention streets in and parts of Toronto by name)
they don’t just come out and say they take place in toronto.
my theory is that this is to avoid alienating american audiences b/c idk they can’t stand the idea of things happening outside of their country or something??????
For those of you who don’t understand archaeology, I have made a diagram.
The simplest way to put it is that osteology is the study of skeletal anatomy, whether it be specific to the human skeletal anatomy or any other animal’s skeletal system. It deals in anything having to do with bones: structure, function, growth, pathology, decay, trauma and healing, individual bones, the evolution of bones, et cetera. That means that, while it really is a subset of the overall study of anatomy, osteology really can be considered a subfield of many disciplines, depending on why you’re studying it.
Osteology can be considered a subfield of anthropology, if one is studying the human (as well as nonhuman primate and/or hominid) skeleton for the purposes of archaeology or palaeoanthropology. I plan to go into bioarchaeology and am very interested in how the health and nutrition of an individual is detailed in their bones, so I should be quite comfortable with the human musculoskeletal system. I need to know how to determine other factors like age, growth as they aged, and any history of disease or trauma to the bones. I will also need to know how to re-articulate (or, put back together) a skeleton, because bones can get quite jumbled up over time, especially when they’re just hanging out underground.
In forensic science and bioarchaeology, it is important to look at human remains with both the naked eye and under the microscope in order to determine things like biological sex (not gender, though that can be inferred through a variety of ways), age, cause of death, and how old the bones themselves are.
Human skeletons are studied for the medical practice of orthopedics, which is the basically osteology in action with live patients. An orthopedic surgeon deals with a wide range of things, from knee arthroplasty (replacement) to congenital bone disorders like osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease).
Osteology is studied for a variety of things, like archaeology, forensic science, and medicine, but it’s also studied for things like biophysics, fine arts (for drawing human and animal forms), osteopathy, kinesiology, massage therapy, evolutionary biology, developmental biology, and a bunch of other stuff. It’s a study with a multitude of applications.
Boycott of Vaccine Causes Measles Surge a Decade Later
More than a decade ago, British parents refused to give measles shots to at least a million children because of a vaccine scare that raised the specter of autism. Now, health officials are scrambling to catch up and stop a growing epidemic of the contagious disease.
This year, the U.K. has had more than 1,200 cases of measles, after a record number of nearly 2,000 cases last year. The country once recorded only several dozen cases every year. It now ranks second in Europe, behind only Romania.
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