Identification of skeletal remains from a Mycenaean burial in Kastrouli Desfina, Greece
M. E. Chovalopoulou, A. Bertsatos & S. K. Manolis Mediterranean Archaeology & Archaeometry 17.1 (2017): 265-269
The present work details the findings of the anthropological study of the skeletal material unearthed from the Kastrouli archaeological site on July 2016. The skeletal material was significantly deteriorated with most of the bones fragmented beyond a level to yield any information. Despite almost no single bone was found intact, hence no metrics for stature estimation are provided herein, a number of sufficiently preserved femur bones along with numerous teeth were identified and allowed for MNI estimates for this commingled burial. We identified 15 adults along with 2 subadults, an infant and a fetus. Skeletal remains of domesticated animals were also recovered from the same undisturbed context, for which the recovered archaeological artifacts suggest that the tomb was Mycenaean/Late Helladic in date.
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