Burial in the Battle Axe Culture - a theme with many variations

Project: Research

Layman's description

The contents of a burial reflect in some way the actions performed when the individual was laid to rest; on this we can agree. The actions behind each burial are unique, but at the same time we note similarities when we compare burials from a limited area and a limited period of time. Both similarities and differences are of interest.

The burials under examination date from between 2800 and 2350 BC. They show many variations in content, type of interment, body position, etc. The majority are pit burials but in some cases the individual was placed in the passage to a megalithic tomb erected much earlier. We are looking at similarities and differences and trying to arrive at an explanation for these: are they chronological, social, random, sex-related, ritual, or is there some other explanation?
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date2010/01/012016/12/31

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Related research output

Deborah Olausson, 2015, Neolithic Diversities : Perspectives from a conference in Lund, Sweden. Brink, K., Hydén, S., Jennbert, K., Larsson, L. & Olausson, D. (eds.). Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Lund University, p. 98-106

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Brink, K. (ed.), Susan Hydén (ed.), Kristina Jennbert (ed.), Larsson, L. (ed.) & Deborah Olausson (ed.), 2015, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Lund University. 250 p. (Acta Archaeologica Lundensia. Series in 8°; vol. 65)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology (editor)

Furholt, M., Hinz, M., Mischka, D., Noble, G. & Deborah Olausson, 2014, Landscapes, histories and societies in the Northern European Neolithic. Furholt, M., Hinz, M., Mischka, D., Noble, G. & Olausson, D. (eds.). Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte der CAU Kiel / Habelt, p. 11-16

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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