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The Oldest Case of Decapitation in the New World (Lapa do Santo, East-Central Brazil)

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Atlas and axis of Burial 26.

Although in anatomical position due the presence of carbonate cement, the posterior arch of the atlas was broken. a) Picture taken immediately after exhumation; the arrow indicates the point where the neural arch is attached to atlas by means of carbonatic concretion; b) Atlas was rotated 42 degrees in relation to the axis.

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