The Osteometry of the Glenrose Cannery Site
Type de publication:Conference Paper
Résumé (en anglais):
The proposed paper is concerned with the osteometric analysis of the human skeletal material recovered from the Glenrose Cannery Site during the summer excavation of 1972. During the two months (June & July) in which the excavation took place, a considerable number of complete and fragmentary burials were encountered, of these sixteen were removed. The individuals vary in age from neonate to relatively old individual‚ however, due to the very fragmentary condition of the infants, analysis has had to be restricted, more or less, to the adult remains, some of which required considerable reconstruction. All materials lending itself to actual measurement have been recorded, and further, particular attention has been spent in recording anomalies or pathological conditions which may reflect the health of each individual. paper will be accompanied by slides illustrating any such unusual features and also such features as degrees of dental attrition, alveolare reabsorption, the presence of any special or congenital attribute worthy of mention. Further an attempt has been made to estimate the stature and live weight of certain individuals. In short the analysis has attempted not only to document the various data, but to illustrate the physical stress (as reflected on the skeletal remains) upon those persons living on the Fraser Delta in aboriginal times.