La dernière phase d’occupation de la nécropole de Kôm Abou Billou : données archéologiques et anthropologiques inédites

Melie Le Roy, Paul Picavet, Sylvain Dhennin

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Excavated in the 1930s and 1970s, the Roman necropolis of Kôm Abou Billou yielded thousands of human remains that have never been studied. In 2014, the resumption of excavations under the direction of Sylvain Dhennin yielded remains of exceptional preservation which document the funerary practices and the biological data of a population still little known from the point of view of biological anthropology in the archaeological literature. .
The data from the first campaigns have delivered results regarding the recruitment of the necropolis and the health status of the population in its recent phases (3rd-4th centuries). They also highlight exceptional cases, such as a multiple burial, possible witness to a particular event, hitherto documented only by epigraphy.
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)269-282
JournalBulletins de l'Institut francais d'Archeologie Orientale
Publication statusPublished - 01 Feb 2019
Externally publishedYes

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