Allsworth-Jones, Philip; Santos, A. L.; Rodrigues, Esther
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of History and Archaeology
Pathological evidence in the pre-Columbian human remains from the Lee collection (Jamaica)
Date of Publication
The Lee Collection, housed in the Archaeology Laboratory of the Department of History and Archaeology at UWI, Mona, contains evidence from 265 Pre-Columbian sites. Eight caves and 16 open-air sites produced human remains, which form part of the Collection, representing a minimum number of 46 individuals. The paper focuses on the palaeopathological evidence. Two skulls were artificially modified. Three long bones from one site had signs of treponematosis. Signs of degenerative joint diseases were detected in several bones from two sites, and one juvenile mandible from another site had a congenital abnormality, defined as agenesis of the right incisor.....