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Bioarchaeology in a general sense is the discipline that deals with the study of any biological remains recovered from archaeological contexts. It concerns the analysis of human osteological remains of archaeological interest.
Bioarchaeology is an integrative, holistic field that combines different theories, methods, and studies to offer a comprehensive interpretative framework of archaeol
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Vol. 2 No. 1 (2024)

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Editorial


ORIGINAL ARTICLE: DOCUMENTATION TECHNIQUES
MAPOD4D “CSSG”: the first Metaverse on the skeletal recovery in the experimental field laboratory for the research on technological applications in the archaeological UNESCO site of Castelseprio – San Giovanni  
Alessandra Mazzucchi, Roberto Taglioretti, Maurizio Marinato
• To illustrate a Metaverse that actually follows the London Charter objectives and principles.
• A case of application of FLOSS principles and ethic to a software dedicated to cultural heritage.
• Digital assets such as audio, video, VLF scanning, photo and 3D models in public archaeology.
• First Metaverse to teach the methods to recover the archaeological skeletons.


SHORT COMMUNICATION: PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
From Bones to Understanding: The Importance of Teaching Biological Anthropology to Children
Nicol Rossetti
• To expand children’s horizons by introducing biological anthropology to pre-university education.
• To bridge this educational gap in order to prepare young learners for higher education and scientific discussions.
• To understand children’s perspectives in order to design effective educational programs on biological anthropology for primary schools.
• To integrate innovative approaches to introduce anthropology into primary schools, such as interactive curricula and digital tools.


CASE REPORT: PALEOPATHOLOGY
The Inca collection (13th-15th century AD) from the Boccolari-Parenti collection (Modena, Italy): preliminary bioanthropological and paleopathological analyses
Mirko Traversari, Adriana Latorre, Cristiana Zanasi, Elena Righi, Ilaria Pulini, Irene Faenza, Sara Salucci, Gianandrea Pasquinelli, Luca Ventura
• To rediscover ancient bioanthropological museum collections.
• To verify, in the light of modern technologies, historical information linked to an ancient museum donation.
• To chronologically place ancient bioanthropological finds out of their context of origin.
• To verify paleopathological aspects of an ancient pre-Columbian population.


CASE REPORT: PALEOPATHOLOGY
Behind the wall: a paleopathological examination of a non-adult subject from the cemetery of Santa Maria Maggiore, Vercelli
Arianna Vanni, Roberta Fusco
• To shed light on a nonadult individual from FU12 of the cemetery of Santa Maria Maggiore.
• Non-adult#1 was an infant exhibiting porosity & neo-osseous deposition on the retrieved bones.
• To shed light on scurvy's impact and prevalence in a Modern Era high class sample.


CASE REPORT: ARCHAEOBOTANY
Archaeobotanical analysis in Cittanova necropolis (Modena)
Federica Riso
• Cittanova necropolis dates from the II century BC to the II century AD
• Cittanova site had a key role during the romanization process of the city of Mutina
• A total of 211 seeds/fruits and 5 taxa have been identified, among which Cereals, Legumes and wild species.
• The high number of Sambucus ebulus is evidence of an uncultivated area.

Published: 11-04-2024

Editorial

Editorial

Marta Licata
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Original Article: Physical Anthropology

Short Report: Museum

Case Report: Archaeobotany

Archaeobotanical analysis in Cittanova necropolis (Modena)

Federica Riso
Abstract 24 | PDF Downloads 21

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Case Report: Paleopathology

The Inca collection (13th-15th century AD) from the Boccolari-Parenti collection (Modena, Italy): preliminary bioanthropological and paleopathological analyses

Mirko Traversari, Adriana Latorre, Cristiana Zanasi, Elena Righi, Ilaria Pulini, Irene Faenza, Sara Salucci, Gianandrea Pasquinelli, Luca Ventura
Abstract 34 | PDF Downloads 33

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