Late Bronze Age mortuary practices and society in southern Carpathian Basin (BAMPICa)


This project, supported by Croatian science foundation (UIP-11-2013-5327), proposes to combine archaeology and physical anthropology in order to expand the current knowledge of Late Bronze Age (LBA) mortuary practices and society in Carpathian Basin. It integrate analyses of burial features and associated artifacts with analyses of cremated human remains from at least seven urnfield cemeteries in northern Croatia, dated between 13th and 9th century BC. We try to seek correlations between skeletal and artifactual evidence, which should allow us to recognize regularities and possible discrepancies linked to a specific gender or age group. Our primary aim is to investigate the variability of mortuary practices as reflected in modes of corpse treatment and disposal. At a more general level, we shall combine our data in order to investigate LBA social identities in southern Carpathian Basin.

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Daria Ložnjak Dizdar, Marko Dizdar, Petra Rajić Šikanjić (Institute for anthropological research), Stašo Forenbaher (Institute for anthropological research), Zrinka Premužić (Institute for anthropological research), Boris Kavur (University of Primorska), Carola Metzner-Nebelsick (Ludwig-Maximillian University in Munich), Marie Louise Stig Sørensen (University of Cambridge), Siniša Radović (Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Institute for Quaternary Palaeontology and Geology)



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