Intervenção arqueológica no sítio das Atafonas: análise antropológica

Revista portuguesa de arqueologia, ISSN 0874-2782, Vol. 10, Nº. 1, 2007, pags. 37-42 01/2007;
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ABSTRACT Archaeological works carried out in the site of Atafonas (Torre de Coelheiros, Évora) had disclosed the existence of osteologic remains in two of the three identified burials. In Burial 1 was recovered an ossuary, whose dental remains allowed the identification of at least four individuals. The age at death, based on dental attrition, pointed to individuals around 15 years old. In Burial 2 were exumed the human dental remains of an individual, with a pattern of wear revealing an age at death of 10-12 years old. In Burial 3, no osteologic remains were found. Os trabalhos arqueológicos realizados no sítio das Atafonas (Torre de Coelheiros, Évora) revelaram a existência de restos osteológicos em duas das três sepulturas identificadas. Na Sepultura 1 detectou-se um ossário, com um número mínimo de quatro indivíduos. Da análise do desgaste dentário dos dentes exumados, obtiveram-se idades à morte não muito superiores a 15 anos. Na Sepultura 2 foram identificados vestígios de uma inumação, em fossa, de um indivíduo, com uma idade à morte compreendida entre os 10-12 anos. Na Sepultura 3, não foram descobertos restos osteológicos.

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