The 88th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (2019)


Session 22. Recent Advancements in the Analysis of Bone Microstructure. Invited Poster Symposium. Chair: Janna M. Andronowski Co-organizers: Andronowski, Janna M. University of Akron; Maggiano, Isabel. University of West Georgia; Maggiano, Corey. University of West Georgia.

March 28, 2019 , CC Room 23 Add to calendar

Recent Advancements in the Analysis of Bone Microstructure: Abstract

The investigation of human hard tissues allows us to address a wide range of anthropologically relevant questions about ourselves, past and present, due to their resilience after death and ability to record important aspects of our biological, cultural, and environmental contexts. This symposium focuses on the study of bone histomorphology through innovations in method and theory that further our understandings of bone microstructure and what it can say about human life. Research expertise spans multiple forms of advanced microscopy, imaging, staining techniques, and chemical analyses that push our studies toward the third and fourth dimensions, analyzing bone structure and chemistry, spatially and temporally. The represented work uses comparative, experimental, and discovery-based approaches to provide results illuminating bone growth, physical adaptation, and health for applications across bioarchaeology, anatomy, forensics, and paleontology. This interdisciplinary approach will allow us to delve deeper into bone microarchitectural variation and what it means for understanding human life.

Discussant: David Cooper
1 Add to calendar Image processing techniques for extracting complex three-dimensional cortical pore networks from high-resolution micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) images of the human femoral neck and rib. Mary E. Cole, Samuel D. Stout, Amanda M. Agnew.
2 Add to calendar Withdrawn. The utility of geographic information systems (GIS) software for the spatial analysis of bone microstructure. Timothy P. Gocha.
3 Add to calendar Morphological characteristics of inter-osteonal transverse connections in human Haversian tissue. Isabel S. Maggiano, Corey M. Maggiano, David M. Cooper.
4 Add to calendar Application of Synchrotron micro-Computed Tomography and Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy to evaluate sex-related differences in the human osteocyte lacunar-canalicular network across the lifespan. Janna M. Andronowski, Reed A. Davis, Gina Tubo, David ML. Cooper.
5 Add to calendar Animal models as a platform to probe the spatio-temporal coordination of cortical remodeling and its functional significance. David ML. Cooper, Kim Harrison, Beverly Hiebert, Janna Andronowski.
6 Add to calendar A population perspective on the co-localization of trace elements in archaeological bone. Treena M. Swanston, Tamara L. Varney, Ian Coulthard, Reg Murphy, Rachel Simpson, David ML. Cooper.
7 Add to calendar Skeletal microstructure growth dynamics in ancient humans and fossil rats from Indonesian islands. Justyna J. Miszkiewicz, Patrick Mahoney, Julien Louys, Sue O'Connor, Chelsea Morgan, Bronwyn Wyatt, Peter Bellwood.
8 Add to calendar Microscopic markers of an infradian biorhythm in human juvenile ribs. Rosie Pitfield, Justyna J. Miszkiewicz, Patrick Mahoney.
9 Add to calendar The Use of Raman Spectroscopy to Examine Bone Composition in Infant Ribs. Miriam E. Soto Martinez, Christian M. Crowder, Xiaohong Bi.
10 Add to calendar Optical staining of bone mineral in human osteons reveals a fiber texture of mineral grains. Santiago Gomez, Bin Hu, Timothy Bromage.
11 Add to calendar Use of Special Stains to Narrow Etiology in the Histopaleopathology of Anemia. Lelia Watamaniuk.
12 Add to calendar The Use of Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy in Detecting Bone Microstructure Using Basic Fuchsin and Toluidine Blue Stains. Ashley C. Smith.
13 Add to calendar Semi-quantitative BSE-SEM evaluation of osteocyte and vascular porosity across complete bone cross section. Bin Hu.
14 Add to calendar Feasibility of volumetric bone mineral density (vBMD) to predict rib structural properties. Randee L. Hunter, Yun-Seok Kang, Karen C. Briley, Amanda M. Agnew.