ANTHROPOLOGIE
International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
 
Coverage: 1923-1941 (Vols. I-XIX) & 1962-2023 (Vols. 1-61)
ISSN 0323-1119 (Print)
ISSN 2570-9127 (Online)
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'Khudaverdyan AY, 2024: BIOARCHAEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE FOR THE HEALTH STATUS OF A LATE BRONZEAND EARLY IRON AGES BARDZRYAL POPULATION (ARMENIA). Anthropologie (Brno) 62, 1: 0-0'.
 
Abstract
Osteological data from Late Bronze anad Early Iron Ages skeletal series provide insight into health, disease, and stress levels in Bardzryal site (Armenia, Lori Region). The sample was recovered during excavations in 2009 and 2018. Fifty-five skeletons from burial ground Bardzryal were analyzed macroscopically and X-ray for pathological conditions such as traumatic injuries, trepanation, infectious disease and dental pathology. This study has shown that average age at death was relatively high. Life expectancy at birth for the Bardzryal population is 36.3 years.Traumatic injuries appear to have beeny commonl (23.7 %). Six individuals show evidence of strenuous physical activity. Recent discoveries in Lori province have revealed that this area represents one of the most active centers of cultural transformation in the medical field. The Bardzryal individuals (2 cases) represents an important example of successful surgery in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages. Cases of benign neoplasm’s observed in group (3 individuals) should be viewed as non-life-threatening disorders. Bardzryal site showed a high frequency of auditory exostosis (54.6%). Four man from this cemetery is of special interest owing to the presence of lesions associated with a chronic ear infection. Тuberculosis (33.3%), brain abscess (36.4%), chronic osteomyelitis (1 individual) also were present in the Bardzryal population. The dental pathology conditions of this population were numerous. Agriculture introduced people to carbohydrates, or sugars, which affect the teeth and cause dental caries (29.04%). The staple diet of ancient population from Lori Region (Shnogh river) consisted of wine, bread, vegetables, and fruits.
 
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https://doi.org/10.26720/anthro.23.11.07.1
 
 
 
 

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