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Osteologická analýza únětického sídliště z lokality Pasohlávky - poloostrov

Title in English Osteological analysis of Únětice culture settlement from the site Pasohlávky – poloostrov


Year of publication 2016
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Časopis České společnosti antropologické
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Field Archaeology, anthropology, ethnology
Keywords Bronze Age; Únětice culture; anthropological analysis; archaeozoological analysis
Description The osteological analysis of human and animal skeletal remains from polycultural site Pasohlávky – poloostrov was focused on the Únětice culture period, dated to about 2300–1700 BC. The anthropological analysis was aimed to estimate sex, age and stature of individuals using a broad spectrum of standard morphoscopic and metric methods, and to describe pathologies and anatomical varieties. In total ten individuals were examined, comprising of four men, three women, and three juveniles with intermediate sex. The archaeozoological analysis scoped to describe animal remains taxonomically and anatomically, to estimate age using standard archaeozoological methods, to determine pathologies or anatomical anomalies, and to describe taphonomic changes on these remains (caused by either humans or animals). Finally, the exploitation of domesticated species by humans living at this site was analyzed and we can conclude that the role of these species (typically bred in the late Bronze Age) is analogous to other Únětice culture sites from Moravia.
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