|dc.description.abstract||In the 1980s, at the site of Viminacium - Više Grobalja, 31 artificially
deformed skulls were discovered at the necropolis ascribed to the Gepids.
These skulls attracted much attention from anthropologists as they represent
the largest series of artificially deformed skulls in this part of Europe.
Another 63 skulls, showing no traces of artificial deformation have, thus
far, been disregarded, hence they will now be published in more detail and
those best preserved, illustrated in this paper. In 2006, the published
archaeological analysis confirmed that this site is, in fact, a case of two
necropolises from the Migration Period, which were, however, spatially and
chronologically linked. They were named as Viminacium II, specifically Više
Grobalja 1 and Više Grobalja 2. The older necropolis (1) contained 36
skeletons, and the younger (2), 58 skeletons. This paper includes another two
Viminacium necropolises from the Migration Period - the necropolis of Burdelj
(i.e. Viminacium I) with 66 graves and the necropolis of Lanci (i.e.
Viminacium III) with 15 graves. Simply stated, the anthropological
characteristics of the skeletons from these four necropolises of Viminacium
from the Migration Period - Burdelj, Više Grobalja 1, Više Grobalja 2 and
Lanci, excluding the previously published artificially deformed skulls,
demonstrate a low degree of heterogeneity.||en