BULLETIN OF ARCHAEOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY AND ETHNOGRAPHY  ¹ 4 (19)  (2012)

Ąnthropology

 

Khudaverdyan A.Yu.

Reconstruction of life activity features with Antique population from Armenian plateau basing on anthropological data

The article is devoted to an anthropological characteristic of the population from Armenian plateau during the Age of Antiquity (I c. B.C. — III c. A.D.). Basing on anthropological and paleopathological data, subject to analysis being physical characteristics and deviations connected with a form of activity. Among other unfavourable environmental factors, a leading place is held by a general infectious background. The author comes to a conclusion regarding a brachymorphic constitution type of the population with quite a gracile skeleton, while pathological changes represent a certain adaptation form to ecobiological and social environmental factors.

Šopulation, paleopathology, osteometry, the Age of Antiquity, reconstruction of physical activity.