Γεωργιc Παλαιcτήc – Giorgio il lottatore. Il suo sarcofago ed il suo femore.

Abstract

In October 2011, during the inspection around the peristyle in the Northern Necropolis of the archaeological site of Antinoupolis, the archaeologists found some clandestine pits. Approximately at the center of the peristyle, one of them contained the remains of a lid of a wooden sarcophagus with a still legible name of a buried man identified as Giorgio the fighter. The wooden case contained a small fragment of a decorated cloth and a femur presumably belonging to the buried man. Thanks to anthropological analysis, the anthropologists of the mission confirmed the biological profile of the buried man. The anthropological study included anthropometric measurements coded by R. Martin and K. Saller and osteobiographic analysis regarding muscular marks recorded on the skeletal system deriving from physical activity of the subject. The epigraphic study and the anthropological analysis confirmed the belonging of the sarcophagus to a physically active young adult male in a good state of health

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This paper was published in LJMU Research Online.

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