Reconstructing visual manifestations of disease from archaeological human remains

Caroline Wilkinson, Christopher Knüsel, Caroline Needham

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    Abstract

    This paper reports on a study that aims to fill a niche within scientific illustration by developing a method whereby evidence of disease and trauma in archaeological human remains can be translated into a meaningful visual reconstruction of a diseased or physically impaired individual in life. A case study is presented, which involved reconstructing the rhino-maxillary effects of leprosy in an adult male. It is suggested that such reconstruction illustrations could have an important role in communicating ideas both to specialists and particularly to non-specialists, and may also be valuable as research tools in their own right.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)103-7
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Audiovisual Media in Medicine
    Volume26
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2003

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