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Bioarchaeology of Frontiers and Borderlands$
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Cristina I. Tica and Debra L. Martin

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781683400844

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9781683400844.001.0001

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Mortuary Practices in the First Iron Age Romanian Frontier

Mortuary Practices in the First Iron Age Romanian Frontier

The Commingled Assemblages of the Măgura Uroiului

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(p.233) 10 Mortuary Practices in the First Iron Age Romanian Frontier
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Bioarchaeology of Frontiers and Borderlands
Author(s):

Anna J. Osterholtz

Virginia Lucas

Claira Ralston

Andre Gonciar

Angelica Bălos

Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683400844.003.0011

This chapter presents the bioarchaeological and zooarchaeological analysis of the Iron Age remains Măgura Uroiului. A combined analysis of this assemblage using similar methodologies allows for a fuller understanding of mortuary ritual at the site. Data indicate that mortuary activity of the First Iron Age in Transylvania was complex, and that the burials described were likely deposited intentionally as a part of the construction of the Măgura Uroiului monument. Ritual activities included feasting, animal sacrifices, and monument construction. This analysis provides data to begin to understand this time period and region.

Keywords:   MăguraUroiului, Transylvania, Bioarchaeology, Zooarchaeological, Mortuary ritual, First Iron Age

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