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The human remains from Wadi Shaw (Sudan) : a study of physical anthropology and paleopathology

PublisherKöln : Heinrich-Barth-Institut
  • Africa praehistorica; 14
Publication date2002

This article is an anthropological and paleopathological study of six subjects from Wadi Shaw. One dates from the Mesolithic, the others from the Neolithic and protohistorical time periods. The statistical analysis, based on cranial metric data, has indicated a degree of resemblance between the Wadi Shaw individuals and the Saharan populations, as well as some Negroid characteristics. Our study also highlights dental mutilations.

  • Lower Nubia
  • Principal components analysis
  • Paleopathology
  • Dental mutilations
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SIMON, Christian, MENK, Roland, KRAMAR, Christiane. The human remains from Wadi Shaw (Sudan) : a study of physical anthropology and paleopathology. In: Tides of the desert : contributions to the archaeology and environmental history of Africa in honour to Rudolf Kupfer = Gezeiten der Wüste : Beitrage zu Archäologie und Umweltgeschichte Afrikas zu Ehren von Rudolf Kupfer. Köln : Heinrich-Barth-Institut, 2002. (Africa praehistorica)
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