Angela Simalcsik

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The transition from hunting and gathering to farming involved profound cultural and technological changes. In Western and Central Europe, these changes occurred rapidly and synchronously after the arrival of early farmers of Anatolian origin [1-3], who largely replaced the local Mesolithic hunter-gatherers [1, 4-6]. Further east, in the Baltic region, the(More)
Spina bifida occulta is the most common congenital malformation localized at the level of the spinal column from the atlas to the sacrum. The most frequent cases of spina bifida appear in the lumbar-sacral region, especially at the level of the sacrum bone. The maternal nutritional status, the exposure to teratogenic factors and the genetic predisposition(More)
Occult spinal dysraphism is a congenital anomaly with a relatively high incidence, which may be located along the spine, from the atlas to the sacrum; it is frequently met in the lumbo-sacral junction, and sometimes it affects the entire dorsal sacral region. Spina bifida occulta usually occurs in relatively high percentages in a population (2-30% of the(More)
Using macroscopic examinations, this paper provides diagnoses of spina bifida occulta (occult spinal dysraphism) in skeletons from the medieval and post-medieval sites of Iasi City in North-East Romania. As a congenital disorderconsisting of an incomplete fusion of the posterior neural arch, spina bifida occulta appearsmostly in the lumbosacral region,(More)
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