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Title: Testing hypotheses about diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) using stable isotope and aDNA analysis of late medieval British populations
Author: Spencer, Rosa Kelly
Awarding Body: Durham University
Current Institution: Durham University
Date of Award: 2008
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Abstract:
This thesis explores two of the major hypotheses associated with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) - that DISH is related to diet, and that DISH is genetically linked. Using rib and tooth samples of individuals with and without DISH from both monastic and non-monastic sites, this study attempts to investigate these theories by using carbon and nitrogen stable isotope analysis to assess diet, and mtDNA analysis to assess maternal relatedness.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.493546  DOI: Not available
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