International Journal of Anthropology

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 213–220

Morphology of the facets of the proximal Tarsi bones from an ancient population

  • C. Castellana
  • A. Malgosa

DOI: 10.1007/BF02442156

Cite this article as:
Castellana, C. & Malgosa, A. Int. J. Anthropol. (1993) 8: 213. doi:10.1007/BF02442156


The analysis of morphological variation of tali and calcanei articular surfaces from “S'Illot des Porros” (Majorca, 2430±200 BP) has been made. It indicates the high frequency of extensions of the talocrural and subtalar surfaces, which are shown to be produced not only by a high level of stress on the bones. The presence of the sulcus tali facet in most cases could indicate, however, a greater degree of lateral movement of the foot.

Key words

Morphology Facets Proximal Tarsi Iron Age Majorca 

Copyright information

© International Institute for the Study of Man 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Castellana
    • 1
  • A. Malgosa
    • 1
  1. 1.Unitat Antropologia. Dept. Biologia Animal, Biologia Vegetal i EcologiaUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain