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Pathology as a factor influencing taphonomy of human burials: Covered space versus delineated empty space assessment

Citace: [] SLÁDEK, V., GALETA, P., SOSNA, D., ČECHURA, M., FRIEDL, L. Pathology as a factor influencing taphonomy of human burials: Covered space versus delineated empty space assessment. San Juan, 2006.
Druh: PŘEDNÁŠKA, POSTER
Jazyk publikace: eng
Anglický název: Pathology as a factor influencing taphonomy of human burials: Covered space versus delineated empty space assessment
Rok vydání: 2006
Místo konání: San Juan
Autoři: Vladimír Sládek , Patrik Galeta , Daniel Sosna , Martin Čechura , Lukáš Friedl
Abstrakt EN: Pattern of postdepositional changes of human bodies during decomposition and disarticulation is important evidence for reconstruction of human mortuary rituals. In the case of medieval cemetery in Všeruby (Czech Republic) both covered space (e.g., simple burial pit) and delineated empty space (e.g., coffin) burials were presented. These possibilities open wide range of specific patterns of postdepositional changes of human skeletons. Here we reported the skeleton VSE501 from Všeruby cemetery: the individual VSE501 had preserved all parts of skeletons with upper part of the body dislocated as in a case of short distance removal (cranium, part of upper limb) and delineated empty space (cervical and part of thoracic vertebral column). Pathological alterations of vertebral column were recognized short after excavation of superficial layers. Further details will be provided using both models of covered space and delineated empty space dislocation.
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