ANTHROPOLOGIE
International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
 
Coverage: 1923-1941 (Vols. I-XIX) & 1962-2019 (Vols. 1-57)
ISSN 0323-1119 (Print)
ISSN 2570-9127 (Online)
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It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we inform all colleagues: Doc. MUDr. Vladimír Novotný, CSc, a long-time member of the editorial board of the Anthropologie, has died on 30th November 2019 at the age of 80 years.

World Archaeological Congres 9
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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'Grosskopf B, Rieger AK,, 2019: BURIED IN THE VILLAGE: SKELETON FINDS IN A GRAECO-ROMAN SETTLEMENT AT WADI UMM EL-ASHDAN, NW-EGYPT. Anthropologie (Brno) 57, 1: 53-67'.
 
Abstract
The article presents the results of archaeological campaigns in 2009 and 2010 at a site in the arid zones of north-western Egypt. Ca. 25 km southwest of the harbour city Marsa Matruh, the settlement between two branches of the Wadi Umm el-Ashdan could be dated to Graeco-Roman times (2nd c. BCE to 4th c. CE) on the basis of ceramic finds. Tombs have been found, which are characterized by the construction made of field stones above surface, covered with a thick layer of plaster. Three of the inhumation burials were excavated, of which one was disturbed and had no skeleton inside, while the other two burials served three deceased. The anthropological diagnosis of the three skeletons indicates that the male individuals died of advanced age. Bones and teeth show numerous signs of age degenerative changes.
 
Keywords
NW-Egypt – Arid landscape – Rural settlements – Burials – Anthropology
 
DOI
https://doi.org/10.26720/anthro.19.02.15.2
 
 
 
 

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