A case of semi-combusted pregnant female in the Phoenician-Punic necropolis of Monte Sirai (Carbonia, Sardinia, Italy).

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/620788
Title:
A case of semi-combusted pregnant female in the Phoenician-Punic necropolis of Monte Sirai (Carbonia, Sardinia, Italy).
Authors:
Piga, G; Guirguis, M; Thompson, T J U; Isidro, A; Enzo, S; Malgosa, A
Affiliation:
Teesside University, Technology Futures Institute.
Citation:
Piga G, Guirguis M, Thompson TJ, Isidro A, Enzo S, Malgosa A. (2016) 'A case of semi-combusted pregnant female in the Phoenician-Punic necropolis of Monte Sirai (Carbonia, Sardinia, Italy)' HOMO - Journal of Comparative Human Biology, 67 (1): pp 50-64
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
HOMO - Journal of Comparative Human Biology
Issue Date:
Feb-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/620788
DOI:
10.1016/j.jchb.2015.09.001
PubMed ID:
26421607
Abstract:
We present a case of a pregnant woman with the fetus skeletal remains in situ, belonging to the Phoenician-Punic necropolis of Monte Sirai (Sardinia, Italy). The burial dates back to the late 6th to early 5th century BCE. Of the unborn fetal cases documented in the literature this is amongst the oldest four and it represents the first documented case of a pregnant woman in the Phoenician and Punic necropolis literature. A physico-chemical investigation of bones combining X-ray diffraction and Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy suggests that the female skeleton and fetus were subjected to an incomplete heat treatment according to a funerary practice, perhaps limited to the period of early 5th century BCE, that appears to be peculiar to this site.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
Cremation; Female; Fetus; Fossils; Funeral Rites; History, Ancient; Hot Temperature; Humans; Italy; Pregnancy; Spectroscopy, Fourier Transform Infrared; X-Ray Diffraction
ISSN:
1618-1301
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing) following an embargo period of 12 months. See https://www.elsevier.com/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/78476/external-embargo-list.pdf Elsevier Journal Specific Embargo Periods 2017 [accessed 12/02/17]

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dc.contributor.authorPiga, Gen
dc.contributor.authorGuirguis, Men
dc.contributor.authorThompson, T J Uen
dc.contributor.authorIsidro, Aen
dc.contributor.authorEnzo, Sen
dc.contributor.authorMalgosa, Aen
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-13T15:04:55Z-
dc.date.available2017-02-13T15:04:55Z-
dc.date.issued2016-02-
dc.identifier.issn1618-1301-
dc.identifier.pmid26421607-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jchb.2015.09.001-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/620788-
dc.description.abstractWe present a case of a pregnant woman with the fetus skeletal remains in situ, belonging to the Phoenician-Punic necropolis of Monte Sirai (Sardinia, Italy). The burial dates back to the late 6th to early 5th century BCE. Of the unborn fetal cases documented in the literature this is amongst the oldest four and it represents the first documented case of a pregnant woman in the Phoenician and Punic necropolis literature. A physico-chemical investigation of bones combining X-ray diffraction and Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy suggests that the female skeleton and fetus were subjected to an incomplete heat treatment according to a funerary practice, perhaps limited to the period of early 5th century BCE, that appears to be peculiar to this site.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing) following an embargo period of 12 months. See https://www.elsevier.com/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/78476/external-embargo-list.pdf Elsevier Journal Specific Embargo Periods 2017 [accessed 12/02/17]en
dc.subjectCremationen
dc.subjectFemaleen
dc.subjectFetusen
dc.subjectFossilsen
dc.subjectFuneral Ritesen
dc.subjectHistory, Ancienten
dc.subjectHot Temperatureen
dc.subjectHumansen
dc.subjectItalyen
dc.subjectPregnancyen
dc.subjectSpectroscopy, Fourier Transform Infrareden
dc.subjectX-Ray Diffractionen
dc.titleA case of semi-combusted pregnant female in the Phoenician-Punic necropolis of Monte Sirai (Carbonia, Sardinia, Italy).en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside University, Technology Futures Institute.en
dc.identifier.journalHOMO - Journal of Comparative Human Biologyen
or.citation.harvardPiga G, Guirguis M, Thompson TJ, Isidro A, Enzo S, Malgosa A. (2016) 'A case of semi-combusted pregnant female in the Phoenician-Punic necropolis of Monte Sirai (Carbonia, Sardinia, Italy)' HOMO - Journal of Comparative Human Biology, 67 (1): pp 50-64en
dc.embargo12 Monthsen

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