Collectif avec Adaïma : Volume 3, Demographic and Epidemiological Transitions before the Pharaohs
X-134 p. : ill. B&W, maps, plans., tabl. ; 32 cm. 'The Adaima necropolis in the Nile Valley of Egypt has revealed more than 800 morphologically well preserved skeletons (adults, new-borns and children) dated from 3800 to 3000 BC. This makes it one of the most important prehistoric human samples in such a good state of conservation. It provides a unique opportunity to study the coevolution of man and diseases at this period. A synthesis of the study of funerary practices at this site takes into account the type of burial, whether these were primary or secondary burials, the occurrence of multiple burials, the existence of "human sacrifices" and differences in funerary practices between the different sectors of the cemetery.