RESULTS FROM THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION OF SKELETAL REMAINS FROM TUMULUS NO. 7 NEAR THE VILLAGE OF BRESTOVITSA, DISTRICT OF ROUSSE Cover Image
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RESULTS FROM THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION OF SKELETAL REMAINS FROM TUMULUS NO. 7 NEAR THE VILLAGE OF BRESTOVITSA, DISTRICT OF ROUSSE
RESULTS FROM THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION OF SKELETAL REMAINS FROM TUMULUS NO. 7 NEAR THE VILLAGE OF BRESTOVITSA, DISTRICT OF ROUSSE

Author(s): Victoria Russeva
Subject(s): History, Archaeology, Local History / Microhistory
Published by: Институт за балканистика с Център по тракология - Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The bone material found in tumulus No. 7 in the Tetralika locality, near the village of Brestovitsa, is an incomplete skeleton. The skull is presented by the right sides of the frontal and occipital bones, and right parietal and temporal bones, also the right side of the facial part, including the same side of the mandible. The dentition is partially preserved. From the bones of the postcranial skeleton fragments from the pelvic girdle, ribs, sternum and partially present vertebrae are examined. The bones of the limbs are completely or partially preserved. The age and sex of the individual are determined after the macroscopic features identified the individual as female, aged about 35-40 years at the time of death. The height is calculated after the formulae of Trotter and Gleser – 159.52 cm (155.59 ÷ 163.45 cm) and Pearson and Lee – 152.89 cm based on the measured bone lengths (Table 1). The dentition shows dental caries and its complications: four teeth were lost in her lifetime, the abrasion process and the periodontal changes are advanced. No tracesof degenerative joint disease are found on the preserved fragments of the upper and lower limbs. The fifth lumbar vertebra presents exostoses, bone reaction and porous proliferative bone formation on its anterior shaft, explainable with infectious process.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 21
  • Page Range: 257-260
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: English