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ArchaeologyPart of Humanities

Research project: Human skeletons and society in prehistoric Italy - Dormant - Dormant

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This research, ongoing since 1990, focuses upon skeletal signs of health, violence and activity in prehistoric Italian skeletons.

To date, about 400 skeletons from about 40 sites have been studied. The earliest site, Ripa Tetta, is a Neolithic village dating to the sixth millennium BC. The latest site, Pontecagnano, is an Iron Age cemetery dating to the seventh to third centuries BC.

Related research groups

Centre for Applied Archaeological Analyses
Social prehistory
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