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H 297 x W 210 mm

132 pages

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Published Oct 2015

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784912062

Digital: 9781784912079

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Homines, Funera, Astra 2

Life Beyond Death in Ancient Times (Romanian Case Studies)

Edited by Raluca Kogălniceanu, Mihai Gligor, Roxana-Gabriela Curcă

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This volume presents papers from the second Homines, Funera, Astra Symposium on Funerary Anthropology that took place in 2012. The study of human funerary behaviour represents the most important aspect of this volume.



Vivre et mourir dans le Paléolithique de l’Europe. Les communautés humaines et leur environnement (Valentin-Codrin Chirica and Vasile Chirica) Neolithic cremation graves and grave goods from Porţ – Corău (Sălaj County, Romania) (Sanda Băcueţ Crişan) Disposal of the dead. Uncommon mortuary practices from Alba Iulia – Lumea Nouă 2003 excavation (Mihai Gligor and Kirsty McLeod) Polished stone tools as grave goods in the Hamangia cemetery from Cernavodă – Columbia D. Typological and contextual analysis (Raluca Kogălniceanu and Constantin Haită) The distortion of archaeological realities through objects: a case study (Cătălin Lazăr and Mădălina Voicu) Funerary constructions characteristic to the Komariv (Middle Bronze Age) communities of the Suceava Plateau (Bogdan Petru Niculică and Dumitru Boghian) Identifying disturbances in the case of burial mounds. Case studies (Alexandru S. Morintz) A few notes on the emergence and distribution of variously shaped ditched enclosures in the Sarmatian environment, with or without graves inside (Vitalie Bârcă) Récit de vie behind funerary texts. A few remarks on CIL VI 3419 (= IDRE 27) (Violeta-Maria Răileanu) An eques romanus and his slave in a new funerary inscription from Troesmis (Lucreţiu Mihailescu-Bîrliba)