5,000 Year Old Skeleton of Pituitary Patient Found in China
Articles in livescience.com and Forbes.com describe the discovery of an ancient skeleton in China with a rare form of dwarfism called “proportionate dwarfism,” likely caused by pediatric-onset pituitary disease. Read more here: https://www.livescience.com/skeleton-with-rare-form-of-dwarfism.html or here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2019/12/13/archaeologists-find-case-of-dwarfism-in-3rd-millennium-bc-china/#7da8c5048f7a
Photo of a burial from Guanjia, China, dating to 3300-2900 BC.
Courtesy of DR. WENQUAN FAN / HENAN PROVINCIAL INSTITUTE OF CULTURAL RELICS AND ARCHAEOLOGY