International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
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'Al-Shorman A, Rose J, Turshan N, 2007: Geology and Anthropology: A Case Study from Jordan. Anthropologie (Brno) 45, 2-3: 283-289'.
The geological survey at the archaeological site of Ya'amun in northern Jordan has yielded very rich data on the local lithology and its relationship with tomb locations and other archaeological features. The results show different lithology of the used structures at the site and at the same time very well correlated with the time of occupation. Specific rock types were favoured throughout the history of the site for carving tombs, which resulted in tombs arranged in rows according to the geological beds. The chronological variations in the geology of the tombs were probably associated with the development of hardness of tools. Understanding the relationship between geology and tomb location has resulted in the recovery of further tombs and structures at the site in the proceeding seasons of excavations. The investigation of the skeletal biology at the site shows that the people during the Middle and the Late Bronze Ages were healthy. Most of the paleopathological lesions in these periods were myositis ossificans and osteophytosis; typical lesions in elderly and hard workers. Cribra orbitalia and periostitis were the common paleopathological lesions during the Roman and the Byzantine periods.
Jordan - Geology - Tombs - Anthropology - Paleopathology

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