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Meaningful materials? Bone artefacts and symbolism in the Early Bronze Age Aegean

Abstract:

The symbolically laden use of materials is well documented ethnographically but hard to demonstrate archaeologically, especially for animal bones and teeth, use of which in post-Neolithic contexts is commonly considered expedient. Early Bronze Age southern Aegean mortuary assemblages have yielded three distinctive classes of bone artefact. Comparison with contemporary unworked bone assemblages and contextually or formally related objects in other materials reveals complex cultural association...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1111/ojoa.12104

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
School of Archaeology
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons Ltd Publisher's website
Journal:
Oxford Journal of Archaeology Journal website
Volume:
36
Issue:
1
Pages:
43-59
Publication date:
2017-01-22
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EISSN:
1468-0092
ISSN:
0262-5253
Pubs id:
pubs:675852
URN:
uri:6bd174b8-c2be-4738-94e9-7b3a3bfd37c2
UUID:
uuid:6bd174b8-c2be-4738-94e9-7b3a3bfd37c2
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pubs:675852

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