Mesolithic people from Crimea. New perspectives in paleoanthropological, paleoetnological and archeological studies.
In terms of craniology, the Mesolithic males from Crimea are heterogeneous. While the man from Murzak-koba is similar to the Comb-Cappel variant, the Fatma-koba variant is closer to the finds from Solutré. Based on the indices of extremity proportions, we may suppose that all three individuals belonged to a mid-continent adaptive type. Intravital stature of the individuals was quite high. In general, the muscular relief of both individuals from Murzak-koba is developed moderately and almost equally. The analysis of pathologies of skeletons from Murzak-koba and Fatma-koba first revealed porosis of various structures in end sections of long bones, sometimes vertebrae, and some areas of hip bones. It seems that the woman from Murzak-koba had her nail bones of both hands cut during her life.