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Life on Horseback : Palaeopathology of Two Scythian Skeletons from Alexandropol , Ukraine

  title={Life on Horseback : Palaeopathology of Two Scythian Skeletons from Alexandropol , Ukraine},
  author={R. K. WENTZa and N. T. DE GRUMMONDb},
In 2006, two skeletons were analysed that were previously excavated from the periphery of a Scythian burial mound, near the village of Alexandropol in southern Ukraine. Dated to ca. 325 BC, both remains are male. The first is that of a youth in his late teens who exhibits indications of biological stress and degenerative changes to the spine in the form of a Schmorl’s node. The second is a middleaged individual with extensive healed lesions due to trauma to the right humerus and clavicle with… Expand

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