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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


Publication details

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


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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