Per un approccio bioarcheologico al caso di Sant'Antioco di Bisarcio (Ozieri, SS): tra archeologia, antropologia fisica e paleopatologia


The PhD project is focused on the bioarchaeological analysis of a cemeterial area in use from the second half of the 1300s and the end of the 1700s in the medieval site of Bisarcio, in the North of Sardinia (Italy), seat of a Diocese for almost 500 years. On the basis of the historical and archaeological sources, it wants to fill the gaps related to the demographic data applying taphonomic methods trying to reconstruct funerary rituals and the approach to the concept of death of this human group and bioarcheological methods (macroscopic and biomolecular analyses applied on osteological human remains and sepultures soil samples) providing a biological profile of every skeleton examined, type of activity carried out and the pathologies, reconstructing a cross-section of this society, its demographic and social composition, its living conditions, the characterizing pathocenosis, the sanitation practices at the base of its system and the characteristic type of diet. The data obtained by the analysis of this cemeterial area are compared with the data related to another human sample, from Alghero Lo Quarter, another medieval site, a completely different context, in order to highlight possible similarities or differences between those two human groups, with possible reconstructive hypotheses

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