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Kom el-Dikka 2014: human bones from Sector U

Robert Mahler and Urszula Okularczyk

Abstract

Archaeological excavations of the medieval Islamic burial ground in the northern part of Area U on the Kom el-Dikka site in Egyptian Alexandria, carried out from 2012 to 2014, yielded a total of 98 graves. Of these, 75 containedhuman skeletal remains. The minimum number of individuals (MNI) established was 156. The article presents preliminary studies on this sample. The scope of the investigation was limited, however, owing to the poor state of preservation of the bone material.

Keywords

bioarchaeology, anthropology, medieval, Islamic, cemetery, Kom el-Dikka, Alexandria, Egypt

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