Twins in prehistory: The case from Olèrdola (Barcelona, Spain; s. IV II BC)

L. Crespo, M. E. Subirà, J. Ruiz

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This paper details the discovery of two perinatal individuals interred simultaneously at the archaeological site of Olèrdola, Barcelona, Spain. Information from the excavation and from the subsequent anthropological study of the recovered skeletal and dental remains suggests that these individuals (OL-2000-8245 and OL-2000-8246) are the first documented case of twins in Iberian period. The possibility of a simultaneous perinatal twins burial at Olèrdola raises new questions concerning about the frequency of twins in prehistory and protohistory. © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)751-756
JournalInternational Journal of Osteoarchaeology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2011


  • 4th-2nd centuries BC
  • Dye-work
  • Newborn
  • Osteometry
  • Twin


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