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Burial practice and aspects of social structure in the late Chalcolithic of north-east Bulgaria

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The study considers archaeological evidence for burials and other mortuary practices from the Late Chalcolithic period in north-east Bulgaria. The Late Chalcolithic is defined (circa 4500-4000 B.C.) and around 900 burials are attributed to two cultural groups within the region in this period.

It is argued that previous studies of the evidence can be rejected for assuming a straightforward equivalence between burial forms and social structures. An alternative model of social organiz...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Anthropology and Geography
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Author
Publication date:
1997
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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602335545 and 602335546
Deposit date:
2013-01-21

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