The skeleton of a medieval male with multiple traumatic fractures from Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy
Article first published online: 20 APR 2010
Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
International Journal of Osteoarchaeology
Volume 21, Issue 5, pages 602–612, September/October 2011
How to Cite
Boccone, S., Chilleri, F., Pacciani, E., Cecchi, J. M. and Salvini, M. (2011), The skeleton of a medieval male with multiple traumatic fractures from Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy. Int. J. Osteoarchaeol., 21: 602–612. doi: 10.1002/oa.1167
- Issue published online: 20 APR 2010
- Article first published online: 20 APR 2010
- Manuscript Accepted: 2 MAR 2010
- Manuscript Revised: 27 JAN 2010
- Manuscript Received: 31 AUG 2009
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- multiple fractures;
- secondary adaptation;
We report on the palaeopathology of a medieval skeleton of a young adult male with multiple traumatic fractures found in 1989 in Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy. The skeleton presents ante mortem fractures of the right ulna and femur, and left tibia and fibula. We reconstruct the dynamics of the accident based on the location and type of fractures. Then we discuss the impact of this severe trauma on the subject's living conditions based on articular and enthesic modifications of the skeleton. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.