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Editorial

 

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
Possible Micronutrient Deficiency Disease in Medieval Non-Adults from a Religious Alpine Context in Northeastern Italy.
Omar Larentis
• Discussing anthropological data from a biocultural perspective to gain a comprehensive understanding of the context.
• Highlighting and documenting micronutrient deficiency diseases in non-adults in an area and period that have received limited attention in the scientific literature.
• Providing new insights into burial practices of infants between the medieval and early modern periods in an alpine context.

 

REVIEW: PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
Bioarchaeology in Senegal: state of the art and new perspectives in dental anthropology
Ibrahima Oumar Sy, Tigran-Lucian Mandalian, Demba Kebe
• Senegalese bioarchaeology is in its infancy. It is limited to estimates of identity.
• The adoption of bioarchaeology in Senegal will help to reconstruct colonial production.
• Dental anthropology is a promising prospect for Senegalese archaeology.

 

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: MUSEUM
Bioarchaeology as a means to enhance the territory
Marta Licata, Arianna Vanni
• To address the issue of valorization of minor and proximity touristic sites.
• To illustrate a model of territorial, cultural and tourist enhancement based on bioarchaeology.
• To describe new ways of disseminating scientific results to the interested community.

 

SHORT COMMUNICATION: ZOOARCHAEOLOGY
Birds nesting in human remains: an unexplored phenomenon
Roberta Fusco
• Ossuaries, intended for human bone preservation, transform unexpectedly into habitats for birds, presenting a distinctive avenue for scientific exploration.
• Birds opt for ossuaries for nesting, attracted by the stable substrate of human remains, particularly the enduring nature of skulls.
• The phenomenon of bird nesting in ossuaries opens a unique window for taphonomic analysis, unveiling insights into bone preservation and ecological dynamics in unconventional environments.

 

SHORT COMMUNICATION: ZOOARCHAEOLOGY
Companions in eternity. To the historical practice of burying pets
Arianna Vanni, Roberta Fusco
• To present the recovery of an ossuary-chest from a family chapel, also containing cat remains.
• To trace the history of animal burials, with a focus on Italy.
• To distinguish pets buried with their master from individual animal depositions.

 

CASE REPORT: ARCHAEOBOTANY
Analysis of the funerary ritual of the necropolis Ex Manifattura Tabacchi of Piacenza
Federica Riso
• A new roman necropolis was discovered in 2021 in Piacenza.
• Systematic archaeobotanical sampling has been carried out during the excavation.
• Fava beans (Vicia faba var. minor) are the most frequent seeds.
• In Roman times, fava beans were used during the funerary rituals for their symbology.

Published: 08-01-2024

Editorial

Our bioarchaeological itinerary is ready

Marta Licata
Abstract 58 | PDF Downloads 35

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Original Article: Physical Anthropology

Original Article: Museum

Bioarchaeology as a means to enhance the territory

Marta Licata, Arianna Vanni
Abstract 45 | PDF Downloads 36

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Review: Physical Anthropology

Bioarchaeology in Senegal: state of the art and new perspectives in dental anthropology

Ibrahima Oumar Sy, Tigran-Lucian Mandalian, Demba Kebe
Abstract 43 | PDF Downloads 52

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Case Report: Archaeobotany

Short Communication: Zooarchaeology

Birds nesting in humans remains: an unexplored phenomenon

Roberta Fusco
Abstract 51 | PDF Downloads 42

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Companions in eternity. The historical practice of burying pets

Arianna Vanni, Roberta Fusco
Abstract 56 | PDF Downloads 52

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