The video below shows some of the testing that Tom Sparrow has been doing with our CT data. It is a work in progress. The individual is a subadult from Chichester with some unusual endocranial bone changes. The video combines the textured 3D laser scan (scanned by Andy Holland and textured by Pawel Eliasz and David Keenan) with the CT data from Pinderfields Hospital.

Below are the palaeopathological descriptions written by Dr Becky Storm, plus the specimen selection photographs taken by me (Emma) during the early days of the project.

Frontal: There is a large area of bone destruction on the endocranial surface of the frontal. This lesion is located centrally on the superior and anterior surface,.There is expansion of the diploic channels transversely and perpendicular expansion of trabeculae through the endocortical surface centrally and superiorly within the lesion, with convoluted areas of cortical bone anteriorly and laterally.

Chichester 215 frontal and maxilla

Chichester 215 frontal and maxilla

Orbits: There is a diffuse convoluted mixture of bone destruction, new compact bone formation and expansion of the diploic channels on the right orbital roof and on an area of the greater wing of the sphenoid superiorly. The left orbit is covered in remodelled smooth new compact bone with areas of bone erosion and expansion of the diploic channels giving a convoluted appearance.

Maxillae: There is new compact bone on the nasal floor that has vascular pattern and extensive porosity near the right infra-orbital foramen.  There is extensive pitting of the anterior quarter of the palate.Frontal- There is a large area of bone destruction on the endocranial surface of the frontal. This lesion is located centrally on the superior and anterior surface,.There is expansion of the diploic channels transversely and perpendicular expansion of trabeculae through the endocortical surface centrally and superiorly within the lesion, with convoluted areas of cortical bone anteriorly and laterally.

Occipital: There is a large area of bone destruction on the endocrinal surface of the occipital, posterior to the transverse sulci.  There is expansion of the diplotic channels transversely and perpendicular expansion of trabeculae through the endocortical surface with irregular islands of unaffected cortical bone centrally and anteriorly.

Chichester 215

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