Dental Modifications in a Skeletal Sample of Enslaved Africans Found at Lagos (Portugal)

@article{Wasterlain2016DentalMI,
  title={Dental Modifications in a Skeletal Sample of Enslaved Africans Found at Lagos (Portugal)},
  author={S. N. Wasterlain and Maria Jo{\~a}o Neves and M. T. Ferreira},
  journal={International Journal of Osteoarchaeology},
  year={2016},
  volume={26},
  pages={621-632}
}
An archaeological intervention in Valle da Gafaria (Lagos, Portugal) allowed the excavation of a deposit of waste dating from the 15th to 17th centuries. Among discarded objects, an important amount of human skeletal remains was exhumed (N = 158 individuals). The archaeological and historical context, as well as the morphometric analysis of the skulls, led us to attribute them an African origin. While historical sources document the trade of slaves by the Portuguese since the 15th century, so… Expand
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