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1. Foreword 2. Introduction 3. Basic concepts 4. History of studying pathological animal remains 5. Differences between human and animal palaeopathology 6. Methodology 7. Growth, development and ageing 8. Traumatic lesions 9. Inflammatory diseases and bone 10. Arthropathies 11. Pathological lesions in working animals 12. Diseases connected to the environment 13. Dental anomalies and oral pathology 14. Inherited disorders 15. Neoplastic and tumorous bones 16. Pathological changes in bird bones 17. Pathological lesions in fish remains 18. Concluding remarks 19. Glossary 20. References

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Laszlo Bartosiewicz is Professor in Osteoarchaeology at the University of Stockholm. He was granted a Senior Doctorate in Animal Science by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2000. His research concerns animal-human relationships as shown by archaeological finds from various periods.


Laszlo Bartosiewicz's new book on animal paleopathology is going to become an essential reader for all students of zooarchaeology...The text, interestingly and fluently written, puts the different types of lesions that zooarchaeologists encounter into the context of the prehistory and history of animal husbandry and other relationships between people and animals. -- Dale Serjeantson, University of Southampton Dale Serjeantson, University of Southampton

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