Archivio per l’Antropologia e la Etnologia

Luca Sineo, Pietro Valenti, Roberto Maria Micciche'

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This paper describes the study of human fibrocartilaginous entheses in a multipleindigenous sicanian Sicilian burial dated between VI and V century BC. The tomb, a cave burial, wasaltered by grave robbers. From the collected osteologic material it was possible to perform the sortingmethod and to extrapolate the NMI. The research was focused on the scoring and on the analysisof the Entheseal Changes (EC) of the long bones of upper limb and calcaneus; to extrapolate likelypatterns of muscle activity according to the approach of the MSM applied in literature we have utilizedthe Coimbra Method. This method is a new record method who intends to replace Hawkey and Merbsalready-established method, and it applies only to this kind of entheses. The data interpretation ledto the conclusion of a typical rural-agropastoral occupational activity, and to confirm the hystoricalarchaeologicaldata.*
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)3-12
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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