A post-cranial skeleton of single individual was obtained (by the Archaeological Survey of India) from a pit in a village Golabal, in Puri district. The remains were brought to the laboratory of A.S.I., Bhubaneswar, in a fragile condition, but kept in tact. The whole skeleton (minus cranio-facial) was embedded in a clay matrix. The exposure of the skeleton was made by its discoverer, Shri B.K. Sinha, who carefully removed the covering soil, reinforced the brittle bones by applying solution of polyvinyl acetate, but did not totally separate the bones from the clay bed. Thus the total skeletal remains, now is lying on a clay bed (original), and ?xed to it. This condition, does not allow proper measurementsí as per osteornetric principles. In view of the delicacy of the materials (and as as not permitted), no attempt was made to separate the bones from the eternal bed (soil) and examine them. The observations and measurements recorded here are the result of examination of the skeletal materials as could be done on ?xed materials.The skeleton lies on supine i.e. on its back, and only ventral surface is available for observation.
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