A Brief Note On The Highland Beach Group

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The Highland Beach group was a Paleo-Indian group, which means that they were most likely hunter-gatherers. Hunter-gathers didn’t cultivate nor herd animals so they almost certainly searched around for plants and animals to consume. According to Arch of Coastal Palm Beach County article states the bodies were buried in a sand mound (Wheeler, Kennedy, Pepe, 2002). This collection is supposed to have a hundred twenty individual. Due to this kind of lifestyle they may have been prone to diseases such as osteogentic sarcoma, osteomallacia, and lastly osteoporosis as a consequence. For this study I must look at the femurs of individuals in F.A.U.’s Highland Beach collection for any signs of osteoporosis and it’s possible causes. If there are…show more content…
An example would be infantile congenital hypothyroid is categorized with a notable lack of bone ossification. Last is Osteoporosis, which forms part of the endocrine and metabolic diseases. It is a skeletal condition that interferes with the captation of proteins and carbohydrates (Manual). Figure 1. Osteoporosis is a generalized, progressive diminution of bone tissue mass per unit volume, causing skeletal weakness, even though the ratio of mineral to organic elements is unchanged in the remaining morphologically normal bone. Histologically there is a reduction in cortical thickness and in the number and size of the trabeculae of cancellous bone, normal width of the osteoid seams. Bone reabsorption is increased, bone formation appears to be normal but be defective. The major clinical manifestations of osteoporosis are bone fractures. The most common form of metabolic bone disease is the idiopathic osteoporosis in sub-adults of both sexes with normal gonadal functions. Post menopausal osteoporosis, of course between 50 & 70 years of age, and is six times more common in women than men (pathologia). There is a much greater loss of trabecular bone (cancellous) than cortical bone. It is largely responsible for vertebral crush fracture cooles’ fractures. Senile osteoporosis occurs mainly in individuals older than 70 years of age, is twice as common in women compared to men. It affects both trabecular and cortical
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