Burials from Cemetery Wad Ben Naga C260 – First Report
|Keywords||Wad Ben Naga, post-Meroitic cemetery, Christian cemetery, grave goods, bioarchaeology, palaeopathology|
|Type of Article||Research report|
During the sixteenth–eighteenth excavation seasons, cemetery WBN C260 at the archaeological site of Wad Ben Naga (Sudan) yielded the remains of fourteen individuals, both adult and non-adult. The burials, tentatively dated as post-Meroitic/Christian, were oriented to the north or north-west, with scarce grave goods, simple substructures, and no identified superstructures. Anthropological analysis revealed non-specific signs of stress including porotic hyperostosis and cribra orbitalia, linear enamel hypoplasia, and endocranial lesions known as serpens endocrania symmetrica.