Aktivitás okozta csontelváltozások: a honfoglalás kori íjászsírok problémakörének újabb megközelítése

Tihanyi, Balazs and Révész, László and Berthon, William and Dutour, Olivier and Molnár, Erika and Pálfi, György (2015) Aktivitás okozta csontelváltozások: a honfoglalás kori íjászsírok problémakörének újabb megközelítése. Anthropologiai Közlemények, 56. pp. 105-127. ISSN 0003-5440


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Activity-induced skeletal markers: A new way to approach the problem of archery-related graves in the Hungarian Conquest Period. In the recent decades the studies of activity-related skeletal markers provided important information on the reconstruction of past life, but there are lots of questions yet. In this paper we give the preliminary results of our bioarchaeological investigation focused on the Hungarian Conquest Period populations’ activity-related skeletal markers. According to the archaeological sources the bow was the common weapon of the Hungarians, so our base question is whether the anthropological data do support this. The material of our investigation is the “archers” and unarmed adult males from the 10th century cemetery of Sárrétudvari-Hízóföld. We analysed macroscopically the muscular attachments of the affected bones of the shooting process – the scapulas, humeruses, radiuses and ulnas. We perceived hypertrophies on wide scale of muscles, and some of them appearing in high frequency shows similarity with the muscles involved in archery. We can say that the archaeological and anthropological data certify each other concerned the dominant activity of the “archer” group in the series.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History / történeti segédtudományok > CC Archaeology / régészet
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation / földrajz, antropológia, kikapcsolódás > GN Anthropology / embertan, fizikai antropológia
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2016 13:34
Last Modified: 11 May 2017 05:45

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