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

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

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JournalMedicina nei secoli
DatePublished - 1 Jan 2015
Issue number2
Volume27
Number of pages14
Pages (from-to)575-588
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

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.

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