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Title: Fatal injuries in a pre-Hispanic Canary mummy: violence, accident or ritual suicide?
Authors: Velasco-Vázquez, J. 
Alberto-Barroso, V. 
Delgado-Darias, T. 
Santana-Cabrera, J. 
UNESCO Clasification: 550501 Arqueología
Keywords: Bone trauma
Perimortem
Free-fall
Accident
Ritual suicide
Mummy
Canary Islands
Issue Date: 2017
Journal: International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 
Abstract: Perimortem traumas have been identified in a pre-Hispanic Canary mummy (fifth-sixth centuries cal AD). The location and nature of the fractures in the cranium, cervical vertebrae, ribs and both legs indicate a fall from a considerable height, which would have been the cause of death. Supported by forensic anthropology criteria and historical information about the population of origin, the circumstances in which the fatal injuries might have occurred are discussed. Given the pattern of the injuries, it is debated whether they were the result of an accident or a ritual suicide, as aggression is thought to be a less likely scenario.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/36054
ISSN: 1047-482X
DOI: 10.1002/oa.2567
Source: International Journal of Osteoarchaeology[ISSN 1047-482X],v. 27, p. 441-452
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