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Accommodating difference in the prehistoric past: Revisiting the case of Romito 2 from a bioarchaeology of care perspective

Tilley, Lorna


The remains of Romito 2 (probable male, 17-20 years) date to around 11,000 BP and represent the earliest known case of chondrodystrophic dwarfism (acromesomelic dysplasia). From a hunter-gatherer community in a mountainous region of southern Italy, Romito 2's skeletal dysplasia limited his participation in typical economic and other cultural activities undertaken by his cohort, and anomalies in appearance distinguished him from his peers from infancy onwards. Frayer et al. (1987) were first to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Paleopathology
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpp.2014.10.003


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