Bioarchaeological approach in studying of the iron age population of Armenia

Author(s):  А.Yu. Khudaverdyan, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia,

Issue:  Volume 37, №1

Rubric:  Topical issues of world history

Annotation:  Overall assessment of pathologies in a sites of Iron Age from the territory of Sevan basin indicates adequate adaptation to specific environmental conditions. Supercooling of organism could provoke inflammation of the middle ear. Injuries indicate about aggressive environmental conditions. Distribution of episodic stress markers indicates systematic the impact of negative environmental factors. Individuals who died in childhood, suffered the strongest stresses.

Keywords:  Armenia, Iron Age, iron deficiency anemia, cryogenic stress, enamel hypoplasia, nutritional stress, trauma.

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