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fibula

(fĭb`yələ): see legleg,
one of the paired limbs of an animal used for support of the body and for locomotion. Properly, the human leg is that portion of the extremity between the foot and the thigh. This section of the human leg contains two long bones, the tibia and the fibula.
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Fibula

 

a metal clasp that was used in ancient times to fasten clothing and, at the same time, served as an ornament. Fibulae of various shapes and designs were widespread from the Bronze Age to the early Middle Ages. The fibula consisted of a pin, a bow, a groove, and a spring, which joined the pin to the bow. In archaeology, fibulae play an important role in dating. Fibulae made of precious metals inlaid with precious stones often serve as fine examples of the ancient art of jewelry-making.

fibula

[′fib·yə·lə]
(anatomy)
The outer and usually slender bone of the hind or lower limb below the knee in vertebrates; it articulates with the tibia and astragalus in humans, and is ankylosed with the tibia in birds and some mammals.

fibula

1. the outer and thinner of the two bones between the knee and ankle of the human leg
2. the corresponding bone in other vertebrates
3. History a metal brooch resembling a safety pin, often highly decorated, common in Europe after 1300 bc
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Desde hace un tiempo los aqui firmantes trabajamos en una linea de investigacion centrada en la actualizacion de los repertorios de la cultura material metalica prerromana de la Peninsula Iberica, con especial enfasis en el estudio de las fibulas (2).
Que informacion puede aportar un grupo reducido de fibulas formado unicamente por cuatro ejemplares que no proceden de contextos cerrados?
Our unit has previously published results of salvage of the upper limb using vascularised fibula flaps.
A pedicled latissimus dorsi flap was done for soft tissue coverage of elbow defect in one patient three months after which free fibula flap was done.
De aqui la importancia de definir tipos evolutivos en el desarrollo interior de estas fibulas que de una forma global y tradicionalmente han sido utilizadas como fosil guia para fechar contextos diferenciados de finales de la Edad del Bronce.
Para la configuracion y definicion de las fibulas del tipo Huelva, hemos de considerar a priori si estamos ante un verdadero "tipo".
Fibulas de pivote y registros arqueologicos peninsulares
Desde mediados del siglo pasado se han documentado en la Peninsula Iberica, entre ejemplares completos y fragmentos, mas de treinta fibulas de pivote (Fig.
1995): Las fibulas del nordeste de la Peninsula Iberica: siglos I a.
2007): "Las fibulas en la Espana romana: alfileres para la historia", Sautuola, 13, pp.
El corpus de fibulas que forman parte de este estudio se ha organizado siguiendo un orden geografico de sur a norte, incluyendo al final las de procedencia desconocida.
En la fibula el foramen nutricio fue encontrado en el 68% en la cara posterior; 14% en la cara medial; 12% en el margen interoseo; 4% en la cara lateral y 2% en el margen posterior.