This is the medical history of three skeletons from archaeological sites in the province of Varese that are interesting because they show signs of traumatic injury to the skull and postcranial skeleton. Fractures of two of the skeletons were analysed by CT scan and radiological investigations to understand the extent of the damage and to hypothesise the cause. The study of lesions on ancient human remains is important to understand the degree of interpersonal violence within ancient communities and to reconstruct the dynamics of a violent episode.

Different types of traumatic lesions on mediaeval skeletons from archaeological sites in Varese (North Italy): Diagnosis on ante mortal fractures using macroscopic, radiological and CT analysis

LICATA, MARTA;RONGA, MARIO;CHERUBINO, PAOLO;ARMOCIDA, GIUSEPPE
2014

Abstract

This is the medical history of three skeletons from archaeological sites in the province of Varese that are interesting because they show signs of traumatic injury to the skull and postcranial skeleton. Fractures of two of the skeletons were analysed by CT scan and radiological investigations to understand the extent of the damage and to hypothesise the cause. The study of lesions on ancient human remains is important to understand the degree of interpersonal violence within ancient communities and to reconstruct the dynamics of a violent episode.
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Mediaeval skeletons; Traumatic injury; Skull
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