Wer Stört Gräber? Grabstörungen ohne Graböffnungen

Freeden, U. (2008) Wer Stört Gräber? Grabstörungen ohne Graböffnungen. Acta Archaeologica, 59 (2). pp. 247-255. ISSN 0001-5210

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Whodunnit? — Disturbed graves in early medieval cemeteries . Graves disturbed in antiquity are a common feature in any period in which inhumation burial was practised. Disturbances of early medieval graves are often interpreted as human interference. Excavations at the Langobardic-period cemetery at Szólád (Kom. Somogy) in 2005–2007, however, indicated that the role of burrowing animals should not be underestimated. Excellent soil conditions demonstrated that at least 10% of the graves were disturbed by burrowing animals whose activities displaced bones and grave-goods. In this particular case, badgers, who are known to inhabit warrens for several generations and for extending them to a depth of 5 metres, are the most likely suspects.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History / történeti segédtudományok > CC Archaeology / régészet
Depositing User: Endre Sarvay
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2017 13:15
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2017 13:15

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