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La taphonomie des enfants de la classe 0-1 an en contexte archéologique : proposition d'une grille d'enregistrement et d'interprétation

Abstract : Abstract. The lack of infants skeleton remains in cemetery populations when is discussing paleodemographic graphs rise two questions about : first the funeral practices around the young children especially their elementary burial places and second the conservation of funeral records which is in relationship with osteological specific way of decaying for the babies. In a way, for one piece it may decay in several elements which confuse the over view of young dead body disposal. In an other way in buried contexts it is in competition with the effects of material structures surrounding the body and the last intention on the dead. All these datas consist in the taphonomic records and take place in the debate about the way of decaying for youg skeletton in primary grave. This topic is relating the dig of natives death burials under tiles in laboratory by the author and putting in regards osteological datas from plotting of skulls details about Middle Age children burials dig by V. Delattre [1] at Blandy-les-Tours in Seine-et-Marne and photographs in situ from Antique funeral areas dig by B. Farrago [2] at Saint-Remy-Montlouis, Saintes in Charente-Maritime. The question about the degree of post-mortem weakness from an articulation to another in these funeral contexts and practices led to cross selective datas with a statistical instrument to test the pertinence of their connection by the Analysis of Multiples Correspondences (AMC). The results pointed out a closely relationship between the type of osteological connection and dressing of dead children, but not especially the burial materials.
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Patrice Cambra. La taphonomie des enfants de la classe 0-1 an en contexte archéologique : proposition d'une grille d'enregistrement et d'interprétation. Anthropologie biologique. 2014. ⟨hal-01685857⟩

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