Modern Beams for Ancient Mummies Computerized Tomography of the Holocene Mummified Remains from Wadi Takarkori (Acacus, South-Western Libya; Middle Pastoral)

Fabio Di Vincenzo, Iacopo Carbone, Laura Ottini, Antonio Profico, Francesca Ricci, Mary A.nne Tafuri, Gino Fornaciari, Giorgio Manzi

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The Middle Pastoral human remains from Wadi Takarkori in the Libyan Acacus mountains (Fezzan) are exceptionally preserved partial mummies ranging between 6100 and 5000 uncal years BP; this small sample represents the most ancient of its kind ever found. In this report, we present a survey of the skeletal anatomy of these mummifed corpses, based on high resolution CT-scan data, including a preliminary phenetic interpretation of their cranial morphology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)575-588
Number of pages14
JournalMedicina nei secoli
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

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