Dakar 2014 | billyboes
Sword wound that removed the left maxilla and the right mandible so that no remaining teeth were in occlusion. Healing and long term survival are evident from the bone remodeling that has occurred. (a) Anterior view. (b) Left oblique view, showing details of the trauma and subsequent healing. (Adult male from an archeological site near the Stewart River, Queensland, Australia, SAM A 11411.)
In: Ortner, D.J. (1985) Identification of Pathological Conditions in Human Skeletal Remains. Academic Press Inc: Massachusetts, p. 143.