Bioarchaeological Studies of Human Remains from TT95

Iwona Kozieradzka-Ogunmaki, Sabrina Meyer, Roger Seiler, Frank Rühli

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Abstract

Detailed inventory and re-examination of the human remains recovered from TT95 was conducted by the team from the Institute of Evolutionary Medicine, University of Zürich, under the directorship of Prof. Frank Rühli, co-director of the project.
The main aims of this exercise were: (1) to conduct an inventory of all human remains recovered from the tomb; (2) to reconstitute mummified bodies and skeletons, if/where possible; (3) to estimate the minimum number of individuals (MNI); (4) to establish a demographic and physical health profile of the assemblage, ; and (5) to gather information on post-mortem body treatment. In addition, small-size bone samples were collected from long bones for later ancient DNA (aDNA) analysis, using state-of-the-art procedures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLife Histories of Theban Tombs
Subtitle of host publicationTransdisciplinary Investigations of a Cluster of Rock-Cut Tombs at Sheikh ‘Abd el-Qurna
EditorsAndrea Loprieno-Gnirs
PublisherAmerican University in Cairo Press
Chapter10
ISBN (Print)978-1617979910
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020

Keywords

  • Ancient Egypt
  • Theban Necropolis
  • Mummification
  • Human remains
  • Palaeopathology
  • x-ray imaging
  • Commingled human remains

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