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MySocialBeIng

Mycenaean Social Belonging from an Integrative Bioarchaeological Perspective
Open Access mandate for Publications European Commission
  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 101001951 Call for proposal: ERC-2020-COG
  • Funded under: H2020 | ERC | ERC-COG Overall Budget: 1,999,750 EURFunder Contribution: 1,999,750 EUR
  • Status: Not started
  • Start Date
    01 Jan 2022
    End Date
    31 Dec 2026
  • Detailed project information (CORDIS)
  • Open Access mandate
    Research Data: No
Description
Since Heinrich Schliemann excavated the famous shaft graves at Mycenae and identified the individuals as members of Agamemnon’s royal family, archaeologists have tried to understand the social structures which materialised in the collective graves of Mycenaean Greece. Whereas today’s understanding of family ties goes well beyond biological relatedness (e.g. patchwork families), prehistoric individuals buried together and their belonging are still predominantly explained by biological models – also due to the inability to trace past biological relatedness. But now the necessary methods have been developed and we will apply them to the extraordinary archaeological...
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Description
Since Heinrich Schliemann excavated the famous shaft graves at Mycenae and identified the individuals as members of Agamemnon’s royal family, archaeologists have tried to understand the social structures which materialised in the collective graves of Mycenaean Greece. Whereas today’s understanding of family ties goes well beyond biological relatedness (e.g. patchwork families), prehistoric individuals buried together and their belonging are still predominantly explained by biological models – also due to the inability to trace past biological relatedness. But now the necessary methods have been developed and we will apply them to the extraordinary archaeological...
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