Unusual pathological condition in the lower extremities of a skeleton from ancient Israel

I. Hershkovitz, M. Speirs, A. Katznelson, B. Arensburg

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Abstract

We report here an unusual pathology in a 1,500‐year‐old skeleton recovered from Bet Guvrin, Israel. The pathological changes in the lower extremities and the diagnostic difficulties are presented. We attribute this condition to Madura foot, found primarily in tropical and subtropical regions, although other diagnoses are possible and are noted. We discuss its appearance in the region in light of the historical context. © 1992 Wiley‐Liss, Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-26
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Physical Anthropology
Volume88
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1992

Keywords

  • Bet Guvrin
  • Madura foot
  • Near East

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