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Application of Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) to surface bone changes in paleopathology

Morrone, Alessandra; Pagi, Hembo; Tõrv, Mari; Oras, Ester;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2020
  • Publisher: University of Tartu
Abstract
The paper associated to this repository evaluates the applicability of Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) to the study of pathological surface changes in human remains. A sample of 45 human bones and teeth from medieval and early modern Estonian cemeteries was photographed and subjected to RTI imaging to document the pathological conditions that more frequently result in subtle surface modifications. Subperiosteal bone production (SBP), abnormal porosity, cribra orbitalia, endocranial lesions and lytic lesions in bone, and enamel hypoplasia and dental calculus in teeth were successfully represented with this technique. The results indicate that RTI allows ...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: human activities
free text keywords: RTI imaging, RTIBuilder, RTIViewer, Reflectance Transformation Imaging, Photographic imaging, Physical Anthropology, Paleopathology, Bioarchaeology, Imaging in paleopathology, RTI Paleopathology
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