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A case of Avar period trepanation from Croatia

Premužić, Zrinka; Rajić Šikanjić, Petra; Rapan Papeša, Anita
A case of Avar period trepanation from Croatia // Anthropological Review, 79 (2016), 4; 471-482 doi:10.1515/anre- 2016-0034 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)

A case of Avar period trepanation from Croatia

Premužić, Zrinka ; Rajić Šikanjić, Petra ; Rapan Papeša, Anita

Anthropological Review (2083-4594) 79 (2016), 4; 471-482

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Cranial lesion ; surgery ; skeletal remains ; Nuštar ; Early Medieval period

The Avar period cemetery of Nuštar, situated in continental Croatia, is dated to the 8th and the beginning of the 9th century. Rescue archaeological excavation yielded 196 burials. During analysis of human skeletal remains, an individual with a large cranial lesion caused by trepanation was found. Trepanation is a surgical procedure performed on the skull in order to remove a fragment of the bone using a sharp instrument or drill. It has been practiced in various regions since the prehistoric period for both medical and ritual reasons. The aim of this paper is to provide a description of the observed lesion based on macroscopic appearance accompanied by radiography, computed tomography scanning and 3D optical scanning. Furthermore, possible cause and employed technique are taken into consideration, as well as cultural and historical implications of the case.

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Znanstvena područja
Arheologija, Etnologija i antropologija


Institut za antropologiju

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