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Archaeoanthropology of Tver Region

Goal: Study of the ancient human populations in the Tver Region (European Russia)

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Andrei V. Zinoviev
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The paper characterizes human bones found during an excavation in previously unknown medieval necropolis located in the central part of the Zagorodsky suburb in Tver. There is some data оп sex, age, and height of buried people as well as signs of diseases оп their bones. Anthropological characteristics of people buried here are compared to characteristics of people buried at other Tver cemeteries at the same time.
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A partial skeleton of an elderly man suffered from cerebral palsy, is described. The person died in the collapse of the building destroyed by the fire in the stronghold of Tver, most likely during the siege of the city by the hordes of Batu Khan in 1238. Located at the basement of the structure, the body of a man was not exposed to fire, unlike the bodies of an elderly woman, a girl, and a child who died in the same house. Unsuitable for the protection of the city these people died in the building where they were hiding.
Andrei V. Zinoviev
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Bull Int Assoc Paleodont. 2018;12(2):54-58. Abstract Human bone remains from 19th-century Smolensk necropolis (Tver, Russia) are analyzed. Age, sex, and height distribution is close to that of 18th-century necropolis of Tver. Although with caries, most of the buried show the sign of improved oral hygiene as their teeth lack calculus, characteristic for the Tver population of earlier times. Some pathologies and traumas are described.
Andrei V. Zinoviev
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Study of the ancient human populations in the Tver Region (European Russia)
 
Andrei V. Zinoviev
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We report the human bones, found during the excavations near the medieval fortification (12th – 13th cent.) of Tver Kremlin. Comparison with several medieval cities of Russia suggests that bones belong to the people, who defended the stronghold against Mongols in 1238