This article is the third in a series inspired by the rediscovery in 2003 of two skeletons excavated in 1877 in Shaft Grave VI in Circle A at Mycenae by Panayiotis Stamatakis. Having studied those two individuals and reconstructed their faces, and having conducted a study of strontium isotope analyses on all the individuals from Grave Circle A, we now move on to a reconsideration of the circumstances in which Shaft Graves III, IV, and V were excavated by Schliemann and Stamatakis, and place the human remains in the context of the other finds from the graves (no human remains from Graves I and II can be located at present). We then describe the first study of the skeletons themselves since Angel’s work in 1937, and reassess them in the light of modern osteological techniques and theories.
|Translated title of the contribution||Mycenae Revisited Part 3. The Human Remains from Grave Circle A at Mycenae. Behind the Masks: A Study of the Bones of Shaft Graves I- V|
|Pages (from-to)||157 - 224|
|Number of pages||68|
|Journal||The Annual of the British School at Athens|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|