Líneas de Harris en la población prehispánica de Gran CanariaResultados preliminares

  1. Julio Velasco Roca 1
  2. Matilde Mercedes Arnay de la Rosa 2
  3. Eugenia González del Castillo 3
  4. E Martín 1
  5. A. Castilla 3
  1. 1 Univ. de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  2. 2 Universidad de La Laguna
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    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España

    ROR https://ror.org/01r9z8p25

  3. 3 Hospital Universitario de Canarias
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    Hospital Universitario de Canarias

    San Cristóbal de La Laguna, España

    ROR https://ror.org/05qndj312

Book:
Salud, enfermedad y muerte en el pasado. Consecuencias biológicas del estrés y la patología: Actas del III Congreso Nacional de Paleopatología, Barcelona 18-21 de septiembre de 1995, Universidad de Barcelona
  1. Alejandro Pérez Pérez (ed. lit.)

Publisher: Fundación Uriach 1838

ISBN: 84-921759-1-5

Year of publication: 1996

Pages: 129-133

Type: Book chapter

Abstract

Hanis lines were assesed in 194 right tibiae of prehispanic inhabitants of Gran Canaria, belonging to 52 adult females and 123 adult males. No Hanis lines were detected in 45 (23%) of the adult individuals, 13 females (25%) and 26 males (21 %), these differences being not statistically significant. Female tibiae showed a slightly lower mean number of Harris lines at the distal end than males ones (1.692±1.681 in females vs 1,91±1.825 in males). Ages at wich Hanis lines were formed showed two peaks, a major one at the age of 1 year, and another one between 15 and 16 years in males and between 11-12 and 14-15 years in females. Harris lines were more frequently at the distal than at the proximal end of the bone. The relative low number of lines detected in our population when compared with the high prevalence of osteoporosis among the adult population of this island is striking.