Dwarfism and rib, Jarrow, Tyne and Wear

Scope and Content

'3 black and white photographs of skeletal remains excavated at Jarrow, Tyne and Wear. Some photographs signed by Mary Kippen

1. Jarrow Monastery (Inhumation 70 ABK). Image of a right scapula and humerus, contour change, porosity with pitting and bone proliferation. Overall classification: degenerative joint disease.

2. Jarrow Monastery (Inhumation JA 67 and NG 29). Image of tibiae and radii (x 2) one large, one smaller (labelled dwarfism). Overall classification: endocrine (hypoactivity).

3. Monkwearmouth (MK 66 VC 41). Left os coxa. Acetabulum with lytic lesion (detail unclear). Overall classification: circulatory.

'Dwarfism and cervical rib in an Anglo-Saxon from Jarrow Monastery' by Calvin Wells in 'Transactions of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia' series 5, 1 pages 62 - 66