Lifestyles of the Late Byzantine and Modern Period Human Skeletons Uncovered at the Church of St. Nicholas in Demre

Erdal O. D.

ADALYA, cilt.12, ss.361-388, 2009 (AHCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: ADALYA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.361-388


Human skeletal remains dated to the Late Byzantine and Modern periods and uncovered at the Church of St. Nicholas in Demre, an important site for the Christians, were studied in order to identify their lifestyles and socio-economic structures of their groups. Furthermore, an attempt was made to analyse the evolution Of these structures. Within the frame of this study, a total of 81 human skeletons - 28 from the Late Byzantine graves and 53 from the Modern period graves - have been studied. The demographic structures of the groups were identified based on the sex and average age of death while their health structures were explored for injuries, anaemia, infections and joint diseases.