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quote:Originally posted by another_someoneThe question one must ask is how broad a spectrum of classes of people were studied?The skulls from the Mary Rose would have been predominantly male, and predominantly a class of person who was well suited to military service.
quote:Originally posted by daveshortsWhat effect does malnutrition have on people's faces? As I guess that most people in the middle ages were malnourished in some way, apart from anything else as they were much shorter than we are today.
quote:Originally posted by ROBERTI cannot see how a dietary deficiency could enlarge bone structure. Diseases such a syphilis and tuberculosis, (common in medieval times), can effect bone. However diseased specimens would have been excluded from the study.