Neolithic Mortuary Practices in Greece


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Author  Kent D. Fowler
Publisher  British Archaeological Reports
Publication Date   December 15, 2004
ISBN  1841716634
Pages  120

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Evidence for Neolithic graves and cemeteries in Greece is scant and not without its problems, although this study shows that the data can still be rendered meaningful. Thirteen sites from across Greece, dating to the early, middle, late and final Neolithic are examined in terms of the information they contain on people's reactions to the dead and their motives in disposing of them. Kent Fowler analyses the degree of visibility of the dead, the complexity of the disposal practices, and asks what this may reveal about issues such as ideology, social differentation and ritual practices.

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