Bioarchaeology of the Near East, 9:45-54 (2015)
A case of hyperostosis frontalis interna from Deir el-Bahari, Egypt
Agata Bebel*, Anastasija Goliewskaja
Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw,
Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, 00-927 Warsaw, Poland
email: firstname.lastname@example.org (corresponding author)
Abstract: Hypertosis frontalis interna (HFI) is a condition of unknown etiology characterized
by excess bone growth that is manifested on the inner table of the frontal bone.
We present here a case of HFI in a female cranial vault found in the Temple of Hatshepsut
at Deir el-Bahari, Egypt. This cranium was discovered in a secondary context and cannot
be securely dated. HFI is rarely discovered in archaeological contexts, and this is one of the
very few cases identified so far in Egypt and Nubia.
Key words: cranium; bone growth; frontal bone; differential diagnosis
Received 4 May 2015; accepted 17 December 2015; published online 20 January 2016.
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