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This study discusses two human skeletons unearthed at Tatarlı Höyük in 2013 excavation season. The
skeletons found under a collapsed tiled roof are dated to the Byzantine period. One of them (M2 skeleton)
belongs to a seven years old kid with no evidence on infection, metabolic disorder, and trauma on any
bones. The partial closure on sagittal and lambdoid sutures indicate a possibility, of an early suture fusion
occurred on the crania. The other skeleton (M3) belongs to a 30-35 years old male. A healed blunt trauma
on the sagittal suture and otitis media on the right temporal bone are identified. The porotic texture and
diploe thickening indicate iron deficiency anemia on the growth period. Slight to moderate osteoarthritis is
observed on the spine, elbow and wrist joints. Paleopathological lesions indicate that the young adult male
must have been involved in activities requiring use of his arms, and had a habit squatting in his daily life.
Both individuals demonstrate good dental health conditions, with no caries or abscesses. However, both of
them show remarkable of calculus, and periodontitis has occurred in the adult individual. The hypoplasia in
permanent teeth suggests that both individuals were exposed to environmental stress during growth periods.