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204 pages

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Published Feb 2015

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784910488

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Archaeopress Roman Archaeology 5

The Early and Late Roman Rural Cemetery at Nemesbőd (Vas County, Hungary)

Edited by Gábor Ilon, Judit Kvassay

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Presents finds from thirty-seven graves at the Roman Cemetery at Nemesbod (Hungary), which consisted of mainly cremation but also of some inhumation burials. Detailed analysis of grave goods (bronze vessels, pottery, glass, personal accessories, lamps etc.) provides a study of burial customs and their evolution.



Introduction : The Szombathely – Vát project and the excavation of the Roman cemetery at Nemesbőd (Gábor Ilon) Studies on the cemeteries of Savaria and its ‘territorium’ (Endre Norbert Fülöp, András Radics) The site within the landscape (András Radics) The finds (András Márton, Endre Norbert Fülöp and András Radics) – Pottery, Glass vessels, Bronze vessel, Oil lamps (lucernae), Clothing accessories, Jewellery, Writing implements, Iron knives, The box, Coins, Carved bone objects, Nails, hooks, Indeterminable bronze and iron objects The dating of the graves and related features (András Márton and Endre Norbert Fülöp) Cemetery structure (András Márton and Endre Norbert Fülöp) Burial customs (András Márton, Endre Norbert Fülöp and András Radics) - Terminology of cremation burials, Primary cremations, Secondary cremations, Terminology of inhumations, Defining the rituals of the excavated graves, Primary cremations, Secondary cremations, Inhumations, Features not identifiable as burials, Grave types, Cremation and the handling of cremated remains, Position of the corpse in the inhumations, The fill of the graves, Position of grave goods, Rites conducted on the grave goods, Custom of grave furnishing, Summary Catalogue of graves, enclosure ditches and their finds (András Márton, Endre Norbert Fülöp and András Radics) Interpretation of the graffiti (Andrea Barta) Roman graves at the Szombathely – Vát sector of Main Road 86: results of the anthropological analysis (Gábor Tóth) - Materials and methods, Nemesbőd – Irtás-dűlő, Nemesbőd – Általúton kívül-dűlő, Vép – Surányi-patak nyugati oldala Analysis of the archaeozoological material from the three sites at the Szombathely – Vát sector of Main Road 86 (Éva Ágnes Nyerges) - Description of the animal bone material, Assessment of the roman period animal bone material Summary (Gábor Ilon, András Márton) Résumé (Gábor Ilon and András Márton)