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A Depositional and contextual taphonomy for funerary and forensic investigation: a pilot study

Borrini, M and Mariani, PP and Patriziano, MS (2014) A Depositional and contextual taphonomy for funerary and forensic investigation: a pilot study. Museologia Scientifica e Naturalistica, 10 (2). pp. 91-96. ISSN 1824-2707

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Abstract

The study combines depositional and taphonomic analysis to better understand the funerary rituals used in the graveyard of the Lazzaretto Nuovo island (Venice) during the two plagues between sixteen and seventeen centuries. The usual practice was the use of hasty and less bulky burials in shroud, without any other provisions to reduce the contagion (i.e. cremation, lime).
The aim of this pilot research is to demonstrate how the correlation of data from different branches of taphonomy allows obtaining a comprehensive interpretation of the anthropological findings, both for forensic and bio-archaeological purposes.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Natural Sciences and Psychology
Publisher: Annali dell'Universita degli Studi di Ferrara
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2017 12:26
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2017 12:26
DOI or Identification number: 10.15160/1824-2707/10/2
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1618

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