Talking bones, intermingled individuals from a medieval secondary burial from the church of Saints Pietro and Paolo in Brentonico (Trento, Italy).

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Enrica Tonina


Trentino, anthropology, paleopathology, secondary burial, differential diagnosis


In the past decades the increased awareness of the importance of secondary burial, intermingle contexts or not well-preserved skeletal assemblage has led to the development of methodologies useful for the paleopathological analysis of these types of findings. This letter briefly presents the analysis performed on 22 individuals from the secondary medieval multiple grave of the church of Saint Pietro and Paolo in Brentonico. Bones talking to us despite the difficult of a paleopathological analysis performed on intermingled bones. Here, a brief resume of the research and a quick overview of the pathology of this medieval human group is presented.

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