Antipoda. Revista de Antropología y Arqueología
Print version ISSN 1900-5407
GERDAU RADONIC, Karina. ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSIGHTS INTO THE DISARTICULATION PATTERN OF A HUMAN SKELETON IN A SITTING/ SQUATTING POSITION. Antipod. Rev. Antropol. Arqueol. [online]. 2011, n.13, pp. 75-94. ISSN 1900-5407.
Archaeological excavation of human remains can provide information on decomposition. From these data it is possible to establish the original lay out of the remains, to distinguish between taphonomic processes and intentional human intervention, and to reveal the presence of decomposed organic materials. From observations made in an archaeological context, the author describes the decomposition of a funerary bundle in a sitting/squatting position and explains how bones can be naturally displaced during the process.
Keywords : Decomposition; Taphonomy; Forensic Anthropology; Archaeology; Funerary Bundle.