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Abnormalies of Horse Vertebrae from Xigou Site and Shirenzigou Site in Xinjiang (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 432036] Yue Li. Yue You. Yiting Liu. Nuo Xu. Jianxin Wang.

This research examines seven horse skeletons unearthed from the burials and sacrificial pits of the late Warring States Period to the early Western Han Dynasty at the Shirenzigou and Xigou sites in Xinjiang. Vertebrae were observed for lesions such as hyperostosis, asymmetry, spinal fusion, horizontal fractures on epiphyses, and dorsal inter-pressing or joining of the vertebrae. Because the abnormalities are similar to those identified as the result of horseback riding in archaeological research...

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America