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H 290 x W 205 mm

192 pages

95 figures, 26 maps

Published Apr 2021

Archaeopress Archaeology

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Paperback: 9781789698657

Digital: 9781789698664

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Keywords
Bioarchaeology; Diet; Tuscany; Central Italy; Late Antiquity; Medieval

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This volume presents the first multidisciplinary bioarchaeological analysis to reconstruct life conditions in ancient Tuscany between Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. This was done through the examination of stress markers, including adult stature, periosteal reaction, cranial porosities, linear enamel hypoplasia and paleodietary reconstruction.

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Contents

List of Figures ;
Foreword ;
Acknowledgements ;
I. Introduction ;
II. Historical Background of Tuscany in the 1st Millennium AD ;
III. Background of Late Antique and Medieval Sites in Tuscia ;
IV. Antropology, Palaeopathology and Biochemistry Methodologies ;
V. Osteological and Stable Isotope Results ;
VI. Theoretical Framework for Discussing Osteoarchaelogical and Palaeodietary Data ;
VII. Conclusion ;
References ;
Appendix

About the Author

Giulia Riccomi received an MSc in Archaeology at the University of Pisa and a PhD in Classical Studies and Archaeology at the same institution. As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Division of Palaeopathology (University of Pisa), she is committed to conducting multidisciplinary research programmes focussing on human bioarchaeology and palaeodiets of Italian Etruscan and Medieval osteological collections. Giulia has several international, peer-reviewed publications concentrating mainly on osteoarchaeology and palaeopathology.