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Premiers résultats anthropologiques de la nécropole de Kadrouka, KDK 1, (Nubie soudanaise)

ContributorsSimon, Christian
Presented at Lille, 11-17 septembre 1994
PublisherLille : Université Charles de Gaulle-Lille III
Collection
  • Cahier de recherches de l'Institut de papyrologie et d'égyptologie de Lille; 17
Publication date1998
Abstract

The cemetery of Kadruka KDK 1 was excavated by the French branch of the Sudanese Antiquities Organisation (directed by J. Reinold) between 1986 and 1989. The anthropological study of the necropolis focussed on 129 tombs, 95 of the Neolithic period, the burials revealed a selection of dominantly adult males and older adolescents, while during the Kerma period the division of the sexes and ages appears to have been more balanced. The death rate of the population was high from birth being about 20 years. The morphology provides information which complements the demographic data. A strong variability can be observed in the Neolithic period which shows that the cemetery could have been the burial place of a large community.

Keywords
  • Archéologie préhistorique
  • Néolithique
  • Archéologie funéraire
  • Paléoanthropologie
  • Restes humains (archéologie)
  • Nubie
  • Soudan
  • Kadruka
Citation (ISO format)
SIMON, Christian. Premiers résultats anthropologiques de la nécropole de Kadrouka, KDK 1, (Nubie soudanaise). In: Actes de la VIIIe Conférence internationale des études nubiennes. Vol. 2, découvertes archéologiques. Lille. Lille : Université Charles de Gaulle-Lille III, 1998. p. 37–53. (Cahier de recherches de l’Institut de papyrologie et d’égyptologie de Lille)
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