Fracturas Faciales y Mandibulares Descritas en Contextos Arqueológicos

  1. Lourdes Herrasti 1
  2. Igone Etxeberría 1
  3. Francisco Etxeberría 2
  1. 1 Sociedad de Ciencias Aranzadi
  2. 2 Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

    Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

    Lejona, España


Paleopatología y bioarqueología: Contextualizando el registro óseo. Actas del XIII Congreso Nacional de Paleopatología, Écija (Sevilla) 1-4 octubre de 2015
  1. Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, Marta (ed. lit.)
  2. Escudero Carrillo, Javier (ed. lit.)
  3. López Flores, Inmaculada (ed. lit.)
  4. Lucena Romero, Joaquín (ed. lit.)
  5. Mora Rosa, Esther (ed. lit.)
  6. Robles Carrasco, Sonia (ed. lit.)

Publisher: Asociación Española de Paleopatología

ISBN: 978-84-697-6581-4

Year of publication: 2017

Pages: 63-78

Congress: Congreso Nacional de Paleopatología (13. 2015. Écija)

Type: Conference paper


Descriptions of facial and jaw fractures of human remains that have been exhumed in archaeological contexts from different time periods, ranging from medieval to recent times. Those are zygomatic arch and maxillae, nasal bones, Lefort type as well as mandibular fractures. Likewise, the aetiology of the above mentioned fractures has been analysed, in addition to the consequences of its remodellation and healing. In some cases, the fractures caused changes in the physiognomy of the faces. These changes could be of relative value during the identification processes when individualizing morphological criteria are applied.