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Medical-anthropological analysis of bone remains from the 5th century (Líbivá, Czech Republic)



Year of publication 2010
Type Conference abstract
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Description The burial-ground from the 5th century at Líbivá near Břeclav concerns 15 graves with bone remains of 16 individuals (5 children, 1 juvenil, 10 adults) were discovered. A proof of intracranial inflammation of 2 infants (probably of tuberculous origin), osteitis deformans, and 2 serious disturbances of cranial bone symmetry (posttraumatic asymmetry of the face of 30-40years old man and asymmetry of cranial bones of a 15-16 year old girl caused by an artificial skull deformation), being the most important of paleopathological findings. The tooth decays were found in half number of adults, sporadically were found radicular cysts. Arthrosis was observed at large limb joints even of younger individuals. Conclusions of our investigation indicative of study group poor health state are consistent with the archaeologists’ hypothesis, who regard the community from Líbivá as a remainder of the original autochthonous Suebic population suppressed by a new coming population probably.

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