Tags : skeletal biology

Tales from the Grave: Concha Bullosa

This is a small series that will focus on some of the types of trauma, pathology, interesting variations and degeneration I examined while in Cyprus at the Odyssey Field School. Please note that the images included are NOT from the actual cases that my peers and I worked on. However, the images that are included […]Read More

The (Possible) Bones of ‘The Unsullied’

Earlier today, I was reading a report published on Nature.com about the pathology of an 18th century singer named Gaspare Pacchierotti. What made this article particularly compelling was that the singer was castrated, or castrato. As I carefully read through the analysis and results of Pacchierotti’s remains, it occurred to me that Daenerys Targaryen’s Unsullied would make […]Read More

Bone Pathology: Fused Joints

        This image shows a bony ankylosis (fusion) that has occurred at the right knee. This type of fusion can be the cause of many diseases or trauma in which bone remodeling occurs as part of the healing process. As a result of the remodeling, two or more bones will fuse together.Read More