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Forgotten children - A comparative assessment of subadult health in early medieval Ireland and Croatia


Novak, Mario; Pinhasi, Ron; Slaus, Mario
Forgotten children - A comparative assessment of subadult health in early medieval Ireland and Croatia // Abstract book of the 21st Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists / Campbell, Louisa (ur.).
Glasgow: University of Glasgow, 2015. str. 151-152 (predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, sažetak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Forgotten children - A comparative assessment of subadult health in early medieval Ireland and Croatia

Autori
Novak, Mario ; Pinhasi, Ron ; Slaus, Mario

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, znanstveni

Izvornik
Abstract book of the 21st Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists / Campbell, Louisa - Glasgow : University of Glasgow, 2015, 151-152

Skup
21st Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists

Mjesto i datum
Glasgow, Velika Britanija, 2.-5.9.2015

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Predavanje

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Early medieval period; bioarchaeology; child health; stable isotopes analyses; Ireland; Croatia

Sažetak
In our attempt to reconstruct the quality of life of past populations subadult skeletal remains are often neglected. However, children are susceptible to various metabolic stresses caused by different factors such as infectious diseases and inadequate nutrition, and are an excellent indicator of general health in archaeological samples. The aim of this study is to carry out a comparative assessment of child health in two early medieval populations from different parts of Europe - Ireland and Croatia - based on conventional bioarchaeological approach in combination with stable isotopes studies. The analysed series include five Irish and eight Croatian early medieval (5th-12th c. AD) rural sites with a total of more than 700 skeletons. The bioarchaeological analysis focuses on the study of the frequency and distribution of subadult stress indicators (cribra orbitalia and linear enamel hypoplasia) in adults and subadults, and the indicators of non-specific infectious diseases (periostitis) in children. In addition, stable isotopes studies (nitrogen and carbon) will provide information about nutrition of these individuals. The presented results will be discussed within two frameworks: a) on a level of the studied population, especially in regard to possible differences between males and females (adult individuals only), and b) between the two populations taking into consideration their different geographic locations and climate settings. The analysed series will be incorporated into a wider geographic context through comparison with data from other parts of Europe, providing new insights into subadult health in the past.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Arheologija



POVEZANOST RADA


Ustanove
Institut za antropologiju

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Mario Novak, (266983)
Mario Šlaus, (189976)