Table of Contents

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; Chapter I OSTEOARTHRITIS; Chapter II MULTIFOCAL EROSIVE ARTHROPATHIES; Chapter III LESS COMMON FORMS OF SYNOVIAL JOINT DISEASE; Chapter IV DISEASES OF THE NON-SYNOVIAL JOINTS OF THE SPINE; APPENDICES; INDEX. The goals of this guide to the identification and interpretation of joint disease are: (1) to identify the diagnostic criteria that are relevant to investigations of joint disease in dry and macerated bone specimens; (2) to differentiate between various disease forms; and (3) to highlight contentious issues, such as the antiquity of rheumatoid arthritis and the implications of the prevalence and severity of joint disease for reconstructing the behaviors of past peoples. The text advocates the use of unambiguous terminology and hence discusses descriptive terms and illustrates how the use of co.