Anthropological and epidemiological characterization of Great-Moravian population in connection with the social and economic structure
• (Principal) Investigator:
RNDr. Petr Velemínský, Ph.D. (National Museum)
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Natural sciences - anthrolopology - Great Moravia

The aim of this project is to get more pieces of information about the features and health state of the Great Moravian population in the 9th century. Characteristics will be evaluated which may inform about the state of living conditions and style ofliving of inhabitants. These characteristics are mostly linked with the load of human organism-either-of physiological or physical type, e.g. demographic indicators, sexual dimorphism, lateral bone asymmetry, appearance of cribra orbitalia (porotichyperostosis), Harris lines, enamel hypoplasia, denture varieties and health state, characteristics attributed to the locomotory apparatus (e.g. degenerative changes joints, entesopathy), size of osteoporotic changes, appearance of skeleton injuries,content of trace elements in bones, occurrence of morphological varieties. Characteristics will be evaluated with respect to the population group (burial ground), social stage of buried individuals (grave inventory), and the presumed socio-economic state.

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