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Skeletal remains from the cemetery of Lazzaretto Nuovo (Venice): a preliminary analysis

Borrini, M and Donati, M and Murgia, C (2014) Skeletal remains from the cemetery of Lazzaretto Nuovo (Venice): a preliminary analysis. Museologia Scientifica e Naturalistica, 10 (2). pp. 85-90. ISSN 1824-2707

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Abstract

The aim of the present study is to delineate the bio-history of the population buried in Lazzaretto Nuovo, which according to current informations come from the second plague that struck the Serenissima (AD 1630). All of them are morphologically Caucasian, male with average height of 170cm, with the exception of one individual (ID 3, 180/186cm). The biological age of death is between twenty and thirty years and even though the cause of death was most likely the plague, findings of other pathological conditions have been detected. Fairly widespread but not severe pathologies of the oral cavity are present. Paleo-nutritional analysis showed a diversified diet, which allows to make inferences about different social status, while the autochthony of the buried subjects could be reflected by the peculiar development of the muscular insertions of the shoulder girdle.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QM Human anatomy
Divisions: Natural Sciences and Psychology
Publisher: Annali dell'Universita degli Studi di Ferrara
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2017 11:55
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2017 03:20
DOI or Identification number: 10.15160/1824-2707/10/2
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1620

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