Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 56
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Sansilbano- Collilieux , Montserrat, Denis Bougault, Yves Darlas and Jean- Pierre Sabatier
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  • Title: Incidence du sexe et de l'âge sur le contenu minéral osseux
  • Source: La Femme pendant le Moyen Âge et l'époque moderne. Actes des Sixiémes Journées Anthropologiques de Valbonne 9-10-11 juin 1992.  Edited by Luc BuchetDossier de Documentation Archéologique, 17.  CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Centre de Recherches Archéologiques) Éditions, 1994.  Pages 159 - 171.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Archaeology Bone Density Cognac, Charente, France- Church of Saint Martin- Cemetery Human Remains Osteoporosis
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: General
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  • Table: Thirteen graphs and tables. Figure One Evolution of the cortical bone mass as a function of age among those subjects of the study (of both sexes) who did not have osteoporosis. Figure Two Graph showing the distribution of ages at death for men. Figure Three Table giving the estimation of age of death for men according to the equations of C. Masset. Figure Four Graph showing the distribution of ages at death for women according to the equations of C. Masset. Figure Six Graph correlation of the rate of mineralization between the left femur among the male subjects. Figure Seven Graph of the evolution of bony mass of the left femur, as a function of age, among the female subjects. Figure Eight Graph of the evolution of bony mass of three vertebrae, as a function of age, among the female subjects. Figure Nine Graph of the evolution of the bony mass of three lumbar vertebrae, as a function of age, among the female subjects. Figure Ten Graph of the evolution of the bony mass of three vertebrae, as a function of age, among the male subjects. Figure Eleven Graph of the evolution of the bony mass of three lumbar vertebrae, as a function of age, among the male subjects. Figure Twelve Graph of the evolution of bony mass of the L3, as a function of age, in a current French female population. Figure Thirteen Table of the rate of mineralization for a young woman and an elderly woman.
  • Abstract: The technique of biphotonic absorptiometry has been applied to a sample of forty individuals from the Cognac-Saint-Martin cemetery so as to quantify the mineral content of bones. The survey was made on the calcanea, the necks of thigh bones and the lumbar vertebrae. The basic inaccuracy of age determination in ancient skeletons makes it difficult for us to draw positive conclusions as to the effects of post menopausal osteoporosis.
  • Author's Affiliation: Université de Caen, Université de Caen, Université de Caen, Université de Caen
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  • Year of Publication: 1994.
  • Language: French
  • ISSN/ISBN: 2271051576
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