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The results of a general anthropological and paleopathological examination of 24 individuals from the earliest Celtic cemetery in the Carpathian Basin, excavated at Ménfőcsanak are presented in this paper. Due to the low number of the buried individuals, the demographic analysis could not be done. According to the metric and morphological investigation of the skulls, the serie is characterized by the long, dolichocrane-headed individuals, despite the assumption that the earliest Celtic immigrants were mainly short, brachycrane-headed. Due to the pathological analysis, the populaton buried here had the usual diseases with the exception of lesions on the skull of a female that indicate the possibility of surgical trepanation.

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