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'Khwaileh AM,, 2016: A Case of Multiple Myeloma and Congenital Anomalies of an Early Islamic Skeleton from Tell Abu Al-Kharaz, Jordan. Anthropologie (Brno) 54, 3: 317-323'.
The female skeletal remains that were recovered at the site of Tell Abu al-Kharaz in 2014 in Jordan Valley suffered the diseases of multiple myeloma, congenital anomalies and osteoarthritis. She died at an age of about 25–29 years old. Although the remains were found next to an Iron Age structure, the burial type and body position probably suggest an Islamic date. Palaeopathologically, multiple myeloma and secondary cancer (metastatic), such as breast cancer in the case of women, are often difficult to distinguish. However, the female skeleton of this study shows no new bone formation surrounding the perforations, which means that secondary cancer is unlikely to be the cause. This also excludes syphilis as a possible diagnosis.
Multiple myeloma - A Tell Abu al-Kharaz - A Jordan Valley

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