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Anthropological analysis of perimortem trauma in the skeletal sample from Udbina - St. Jacob site, Croatia


Bedić, Željka; Šlaus, Mario
Anthropological analysis of perimortem trauma in the skeletal sample from Udbina - St. Jacob site, Croatia // International Ancient Warfare Conference
Gothenburg, Švedska, 2016. (predavanje, nije recenziran, pp prezentacija, znanstveni)


Naslov
Anthropological analysis of perimortem trauma in the skeletal sample from Udbina - St. Jacob site, Croatia

Autori
Bedić, Željka ; Šlaus, Mario

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, pp prezentacija, znanstveni

Skup
International Ancient Warfare Conference

Mjesto i datum
Gothenburg, Švedska, 28-30.06.2016

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Predavanje

Vrsta recenzije
Nije recenziran

Ključne riječi
Anthropological analysis; perimortem trauma; The Battle of Krbava Field

Sažetak
The fall of Constantinople fundamentally changed the political and military situation in Europe, and was quickly followed by further Ottoman expansion into Europe. In 1463 the Kingdom of Bosnia was conquered leaving Croatia at the mercy of continuous akinji raids. These raids were characterized by the plunder of Christian territories, taking large amounts of slaves while at the same time avoiding fortified towns and direct military conflict. One of these raids resulted in The Battle of Krbava Field in 1493. The battle was fought between Jakub pasha of the Ottoman Empire and an army of Croats under Duke Derenčin. The Croatian army intercepted the Ottoman force but applied poor tactics that resulted in total defeat. From then on, according to local tradition, the field is known as the "Field of Blood". In the last two decades archaeological excavations were conducted in the area near Krbava Field, at the site of St Jacob's Cathedral in Udbina. Across several seasons 308 burials were recovered. Archaeological material dates the use of the cemetery to the Medieval and Modern Period. Osteoarchaeological analysis of the remains shows the presence of 360 individuals. Sex, age at death and pathological conditions were analyzed following standard anthropological criteria. A total of 193 males, 74 females, 90 subadults and 3 skeletons of undetermined sex were recorded. This presentation will focus on 29 males that exhibited perimortem trauma (trauma that occurred around the time of death) most of which were inflicted with sharp-edged instrument e.g. swords, sabres or knifes. Males without perimortem trauma lived five years longer (40.7 yr) than males with perimortem trauma (35.5 yr) which is statistically significant. Considering that younger males exhibited perimortem trauma, there is a possibility that these were soldiers killed during The Battle of Krbava Field.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Arheologija, Etnologija i antropologija



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Ustanove
Hrvatska akademija znanosti i umjetnosti