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Bronze and Iron Ages warriors from the Qarashamb burial ground: anthropological and paleopathological perspective

Anahit Yu. Khudaverdyan

Puni tekst: engleski pdf 1.207 Kb

str. 83-97

preuzimanja: 63



This article enters the anthropological materials from warrior burials of the Qarashamb burial ground. Monument are in the territory of the Kotayk province of Armenia. The article provides a comprehensive analysis within the framework of integrative anthropology and represents itself consolidation of two of it such sections as physical anthropology and paleopathology. When describing and diagnosing pathological changes, a macroscopic method of research was used. The analysis showed that individuals has features of the southern-еuropean type. According to the average modulus of the crown, the individuals shows evidence of microdontism. Based on osteometric characteristics, individuals were characterized by medium height and strong physique. The specificity of the development of musculoskeletal relief is associated with horse riding. The osteological evidence suggests that these ― warrior burials were more likely status symbols, since the remains do not exhibit any battle related ante- or perimortem trauma. The lifetime general state of health of individuals can be characterized as healthy.

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Armenia, Bronze and Iron Ages, military burials, paleoanthropology, paleopathology

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