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CT-scans of pathological cranial fragments from Barmaz II, Neolithic Switzerland: a differential diagnosis

Published inJournal of the International Union for Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences, vol. 2, no. 2, no. Special Issue, p. 43-50
Publication date2019
Abstract

Whilst undertaking a paleoepidemiological study of the neolithic and Bell Beaker culture populations of western Switzerland, a strange case was uncovered in the necropolis of Barmaz II. Individual R16 is only represented by three cranial fragments, two of them appearing grossly misshapen. Under different circumstances, the pathologies might have gone unreported, however since the project within which the analysis took place aimed to record all pathological lesions observed in the populations of neolithic western Switzerland, it seemed amiss not to pursue the case further. With the purpose of bringing a plausible explanation to the lesions observed, CT-scans were carried out, and compared to a healthy anatomical specimen. The results of this investigation are detailed below, as well as the differential diagnosis proposed.

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ABEGG, Claudine et al. CT-scans of pathological cranial fragments from Barmaz II, Neolithic Switzerland: a differential diagnosis. In: Journal of the International Union for Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences, 2019, vol. 2, n° 2, p. 43–50.
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