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Title: Physical Anthropological Analysis of Skeletons from Sos Höyük
Author(s): PARR, Elisabeth M. , BRIGGS, Christopher , SAGONA, Antonio
Journal: Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Volume: 36    Date: 1999   
Pages: 150-168
DOI: 10.2143/ANES.36.0.525783

Abstract :
There have been few reports documenting analysis of human skeletal remains in Anatolia, especially in northeastern Turkey where excavations have been sparse. When combined with detailed reports of burial chambers and grave goods such information may make a significant contribution to the knowledge of mortuary practices in this region.
This study focuses on one site in northeastern Turkey, Sos Höyük (excavated 1994 — present), with burials from the Early Bronze Age III Period (2500-2200 BC) to the Post Achaemenid Period (200-300 BC). Seven adult skeletons, five males, were uncovered. Analysis involved determination of age, gender and height and a detailed description of all degenerative, anomalous or pathological traits, including comment on possible causation. Ramifications of burial position, in relation to taphonomy, are also addressed.

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