Issue 1, 2021
S. B. Borutskaya, S. V. Vasiliev
Osteologicheskii analiz pogrebenii greko-rimskogo vremeni nekropolia Deir-el'-Banat (Egipet) [Osteological analysis of graves of the Greco-Roman period of the necropolis Deir El-Banat (Egypt)]
The article presents results of an osteological study of skeletal material of the Greco-Roman period from the Deir el-Banat necropolis. The material is clearly dated by the method of mummification used. Most likely, the population buried at Deir el-Banat in the Greco-Roman period was not homogeneous in terms of osteological characteristics. The people’s height was low and slightly above average, and the male part of the population varied greater in this parameter. The common features of the studied individuals are elongated lower limbs and, in most cases, elongated legs and forearms, which is probably a result of adaptation to hot tropical and arid environmental conditions.
osteology, proportions of limbs, massive bones, Egypt, Greco-Roman period.
Original language — Russian.
Referring: Borutskaya S. B., Vasilyev S. V. Osteological analysis of graves of the Greco-Roman period of the necropolis Deir El-Banat (Egypt) [in Russian] // Egypt and neighbouring countries 1 (2021): 35–43. DOI: 10.24412/2686-9276-2021-00003.
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