A Case of large bregmatic bone from Late Roman Sicily: anthropological analysis and historical aspects

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F.M. Galassi
M.T. Magro
R. Brancato
C. Lubrito
M.G. Belcastro
V. Papa
E. Varotto

Abstract

In this article the authors describe a case of large bregmatic bone found in the skull of a mature adult male individual from the Late Roman necropolis of Pianotta di Calatabiano (Sicily, Italy), radiocarbon-dated to the period 418-536 AD (1s). This Wormian bones was morphologically and radiologically assessed and anthropological measurements were taken in order to describe shape, extent and thickness. This unusual presentation was also contextualised in the broader frame of research on this anatomical variant and an overview of the important role played by this bone in the history of medicine and pharmacy was provided. 

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Galassi, F., Magro, M., Brancato, R., Lubrito, C., Belcastro, M., Papa, V., & Varotto, E. (2021). A Case of large bregmatic bone from Late Roman Sicily: anthropological analysis and historical aspects. Human Evolution , 36(3-4), 279-291. https://doi.org/10.14673/HE2021341091
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F.M. Galassi, Archaeology, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA, Australia

F.M. Galassi
Archaeology, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences,
Flinders University, Adelaide, SA,
Australia

FAPAB Research Center, Avola (SR), Sicily,
Italy.

 

 

M.T. Magro, Superintendency for Cultural and Environmental Heritage of Catania (BB. CC. AA.), Sicilian Region, Catania, Italy

M.T. Magro
Superintendency for Cultural and Environmental Heritage of Catania (BB. CC. AA.),
Sicilian Region, 
Catania, Italy

R. Brancato, Department of Humanities, University of Naples Federico II, Campania, Italy.

R. Brancato
Department of Humanities, University of Naples Federico II,
Campania, Italy.

C. Lubrito, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Department of Environmental, Biological and Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, Caserta (CE), Campania, Italy.

C. Lubrito
University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Department of Environmental,
Biological and Pharmaceutical Science and Technology,
Caserta (CE), Campania,
Italy.

M.G. Belcastro, Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna 40126, Italy.

M.G. Belcastro
Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences,
University of Bologna,
Bologna 40126
Italy

V. Papa, 7 Department of Motor Sciences and Wellness, University of Naples “Parthenope”, 80133 Naples (NA), Campania, Italy

V. Papa
Department of Motor Sciences and Wellness, University of Naples “Parthenope”,
80133 Naples (NA),
Campania, Italy

 FAPAB Research Center, Avola (SR),
Sicily, Italy.

 

 

E. Varotto, Archaeology, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA, Australia

E. Varotto
Archaeology, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences,
Flinders University,
Adelaide, SA, Australia

FAPAB Research Center, Avola (SR), Sicily, Italy.

 Department of Humanities (DISUM), University of Catania,
Catania (CT), Sicily, Italy.

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