, Volume 2, Issue 6, pp 539-545

Bars of bone on hip bones in antiquity: Pathological, occupational or genetic?

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A rare pronounced bar of bone on os innominata is described on three skeletons excavated from archaeological sites in Britain of the Iron Age/Early Roman and Anglo-Saxon periods. Three possible causes are postulated for these ridges, pathological, occupational and non-metrical variation. A non-metrical variation or occupationally induced trait appears to be the most likely cause.