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Filipa Cortesão Silva

Filipa Cortesão Silva
Research Centre for Anthropology and Health (CIAS)

PhD Biological Anthropology

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Among the individuals recovered in a funerary area south of Augusta Emerita (Mérida, Spain) was a child who was about three years old. According to the grave goods, this burial is dated between the second half of the 1st to the 2nd century AD. The observation of the skull revealed a severe traumatic lesion affecting the frontal and right zygomatic...
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SUMMARY In Roman times, the premature death of a child implied the realization of the so-called funus acerbum, which included funerary gestures that could be considerably different depending on the age of death and /or status within the community. This work intends to deepen the understanding about funerary practices’ standards linked to children i...
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In one of the greatest and most enduring Empires of antiquity, particularly until the first two centuries AD, cremation was the most dominant way of disposing of the dead. Trends of regional scope and/or according to the historical period were unveiled through the analysis of the characteristics of their graves. Moreover, the advances in the analys...
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In one Roman funerary area (1st-2nd centuries AD) of Augusta Emerita, an adult female skeleton was found, showing multiple healed trauma, being one the first evidences of this kind documented in the capital of Lusitania. This study describes those lesions, reconstructs the possible events responsible and hypothetical impact on the subject’s quality...
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En la intervención arqueológica número 5036 del área funeraria romana situada en la zona sur/Los Bodegones de la ciudad de Mérida (España) fueron excavados 50 enterramientos, de inhumación y de cremación, datados en los siglos I-IV d.C. y localizados junto a una vía de acceso a la colonia de Augusta Emerita, capital de la provincia de Lusitania. Un...
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En la excavación n.º 5038 de un área funeraria romana altoimperial (siglos I a II d.C.) de la ciudad de Augusta Emerita (Mérida, España), capital de la provincia de Lusitania, fue descubierta una sepultura de inhumación de un individuo femenino adulto con sobrevivencia a politraumatismo, cuyas características y reconstrucción de los posibles evento...
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A partir de la seconde moitié du XXème siècle, l’analyse des os brulés fait l’objet d’une attention soutenue de la part de quelques chercheurs. Des sépultures de crémation de diverses chronologies ont alors été étudiées et les diverses expériences menées ont tenté de comprendre les altérations osseuses dues à la chaleur. Au cours des dernières déce...
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An intense archaeological research has been developed in the capital of Lusitania Province, Augusta Emerita (Mérida, Spain). Between 2004 and 2005, a funerary area was excavated in the southern area of the city with about 881.34 m2 of extension, dated from the 1st to 3rd centuries AD. The findings are under a detailed archaeological and anthropolog...
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During 2004 and 2005 a funerary area located in the south zone of Augusta Emerita (Mérida, Spain) was partially excavated [by J. M. P.]. This intervention number 5036 has an area of 1342 m2 and revealed approximately 52 graves (35 cremations, 3 provable cremations and 14 inhumations). This work will present the study of the double burial A 33 compo...
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The necropolis of Monteiras is located on the North of Portugal, a few Km away from the Douro river, in the south border Roman province of Tarraconense. Approximately 90 burials, both from cremation and inhumation, were excavated between 1993 and 1995 by Teresa Soeiro and Gilda Pinto. According to the grave goods this necropolis dates from 1st to 4...
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RESUMEN El análisis de los restos óseos quemados despierta un interés cada vez mayor entre los antropólogos. Más allá de los análisis paleodemográficos se realizan experiencias que buscan explorar que factores determinan el aspecto físico de los restos óseos sometidos a la acción del fuego. En este sentido, se observa que determinados factores tafo...

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The discovery of roman funerary areas in Hispania (Iberian Peninsula) has encouraged multidisciplinary studies focusing on the characteristics of burials and their grave goods. Concerning anthropological analysis it has been limited to inhumations without taking into account the bone remains of cremated individuals. Nonetheless, these represent the majority of cases referent to burials dated from the first and second centuries A.D..This assignment intends to shed some light on a more comprehensive understanding about roman funerary cremation practices on Lusitania province (located on part of Portugal and Spain countries). Based on a macroscopic, metric and quantitative analysis of human bone from cremation burials of Augusta Emerita (currently Mérida in Spain) and of Salacia (now Alcácer do Sal in Portugal), will be achieved demographic and paleopatological information in order to determine the biological profile of the cremated individuals. This study also brings to light data about the cremation process and human funerary gestures involved. By combining all the anthropologic analysis with documental and archaeological information will be given steps which will increase the knowledge about roman cremation funerary practices in Lusitania during the High Empire.