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    Human Remains from the Moravian Gravettian: Morphology and Taphonomy of Isolated Elements from the Dolní Věstonice II Site
Statement of responsibility
    Erik Trinkhaus, Jiří Svoboda, Dixie L. West, Vladimír Sládek, Simon W. Hillson, Eva Drozdová
    Drozdová, Eva
    Fišáková, Miriam
    Hillson, Simon W.
    Sládek, Vladimír
    Svoboda, Jiří
    Trinkhaus, Erik
    West, Dixie L.
Source title - serial
    Journal of archaeological science
    Vol. 27
    p. 1115-1132
    5 obr., 5 fot., 11 tab., 2 s.bibl.
    Zkr. název ser.: J. archaeol. Sci.
Subject group
    Homo sapiens
    kvartér moravských úvalů
    lidské aktivity
    lokalita archeologická
Geographical name
    Dolní Věstonice (Břeclav)
Abstract (in english)
   The excavation and palaeoanthropological analysis of the early Upper Palaeolithic site of Dolní Věstonice II has yielded a series of incomplete and isolated human remains, comprising cranial vaults, teeth (including a series from an infant), ribs, arm bones, hand phalanges, leg bones, tarsals, metatarsals and pedal phalanges. Morphologically and morphometrically the elements are similar to those buried individuals at Dolní Věstonice I and II and Pavlov I, as well as to other European early Uper Palaeolithic human remains. they differ principally in the high percentage of cortical areas of the distal humerus and femur. The Dolní Věstonice 36 infant's teeth may well derive from an undisturbed burial with in situ bone destruction. Geological processes are unlikely to have produced the taphonomic patterns observed, and the preservation and damage patterns of the elements (other than Dolní Věstonice 36) suggest that the original bodies were processed by some combination of scavenging agents
   Moreover, the original number of burials at Dolní Věstonice II may have been greater than the four currently known
    Česká geologická služba
Contributor code
    ČGS (UNM)
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Entered date
    31. 8. 2007
Import date
    8. 8. 2012