Cranial variability and population diversity at Hierakonpolis

Zakrzewski, Sonia R. and Powell, Joseph (2011) Cranial variability and population diversity at Hierakonpolis. In, Friedman, Renee F. and Fiske, Peter N. (eds.) Egypt at its Origins. Egypt at its Origins: 3rd International Colloquium on Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt , Peeters, 333-346. (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta, 205).


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A series of 45 human crania from Hierakonpolis are curated as part of the Duckworth Collection of the Department of Biological Anthropology, University of Cambridge. After the recent re-excavation of Cemetery HK43 at Hierakonpolis and archival research, these crania have been tentatively identified as some excavated by J.E. Quibell in the late 19th century. This paper compares these original crania from Hierakonpolis with those more recently excavated. It presents the results in terms of the diversity and variable cranial affinities of the Predynastic Hierakonpolis population as compared with other Egyptian Predynastic crania.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 9789042924901
Alternative titles: Cranial Variability at Hierakonpolis
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CB History of civilization
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Divisions : Faculty of Humanities > Archaeology
ePrint ID: 204241
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Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2011 16:43
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:47
Ancient Egyptian Identity
Funded by: Arts and Humanities Research Council (AH/H00470X/1)
Led by: Sonia Zakrzewski
1 February 2010 to 31 May 2010

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