International Journal of Anthropology

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 247–258

Enthesopathies in a spanish medieval population: Anthropological, epidemiological, and ethnohistorical aspects

  • V. Galera
  • M. D. Garralda

DOI: 10.1007/BF02442159

Cite this article as:
Galera, V. & Garralda, M.D. Int. J. Anthropol. (1993) 8: 247. doi:10.1007/BF02442159


Enthesopathies found in a medieval (VI–XIIc.A.D.) peasant population from northern Spain are decribed. These bony lesions affected both the upper and lower limbs of this group. The hard work engaged in daily by both sexes and various habitual activities related to carrying heavy loads, agriculture, cattle-raising, and hunting.

Key words

EnthesopathiesMiddle AgesSpain

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© International Institute for the Study of Man 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Galera
    • 1
  • M. D. Garralda
    • 2
  1. 1.Dpto. Biología AnimalUniversidad de Alcalá de HenaresMadridSpain
  2. 2.Sección de Antropología. Facultad de BiologíaUniversidad Complutense de MadridSpain