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Bulletin of the International association for paleodontology, Vol.10 No.2 December 2016. -

This paper identifies the presence of facial clefting in archaeological population from Middle Bronze Age and Late Bronze Age in Armenia. The remains of skeleton from Lchashen site burial 221-2, comprise the skull and post-cranial skeleton of a female 30-39 years. Macroscopic physical examination revealed that individual suffered from inflammation. Considering the ethnographic aspects, the study reveals that inflammation possibly caused by because of sinusitis or inhaling polluted air for a long duration. In addition, we have seen skeletal evidence for pulmonary disease: tuberculosis. The severe dental wear is a direct result of the food processing techniques used by prehistoric Armenia. We have seen evidence of interpersonal violence. All of these factors suggest that the female from Lchashen led a physically strenuous lifestyle. Before us is the individual with signs of intensive exercise stresses.

Armenia; facial clefting; sinusitis; periodontal disease



Author: Anahit Yu Khudaverdyan - ; Institute of Archaeology and Еthnography National Academy of Science, Republic of Armenia Levon Petro

Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/



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