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La difficoltà di analisi dei reperti ossei infantili

Camboni, Davide (2005) La difficoltà di analisi dei reperti ossei infantili. Rendiconti del Seminario della Facoltà di Scienze dell'Università di Cagliari, 75 (1-2). pp. 59-64. ISSN 0370727X


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Studying infantile bones is generally difficult for their state of conservation. This inconvenience is due to ecological decomposition and crumbling factors. We mainly have to ascribe it to soil pH, to diagenetic process, to water percolating. Besides the vast pieces number and the greater bones number than in adult (for the not yet completed epiphysation) offers a larger attack surface to insects and bacteria. So we have to determine sex, age and patologies basing ourselves on few elements. Generally sex diagnosis can be expressed only in adult bones. Someone use deciduos teeth size (Hunt-Gleiser 1955; Black 1978; De Vito 1990; Rosing 1983) or auricular surface conformation (Hunt 1990) as in adult for subadult bones sex determination. Determinating the age we have frequently to base ourselves only on teeth development.

Item Type:Article
Institution:Universita' degli Studi di Cagliari
Divisions:Centri > Seminario Scientifico della Facolta' di Scienze MM.FF.NN.
Subjects:Area 05 - Scienze biologiche > BIO/08 Antropologia
Area 05 - Scienze biologiche > BIO/19 Microbiologia generale
Area 05 - Scienze biologiche > BIO/16 Anatomia umana
Uncontrolled Keywords:Infantile bones, Soil pH, Diagenetic process, Sex determination, Sex diagnosis, Epiphysation, Teeth development
ID Code:144
Deposited On:04 Nov 2008 12:43

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