Formation processes of a reopened early Bronze Age inhumation grave in Austria: The soil thin section analyses

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Aspöck, Edeltraud ; Banerjea, Rowena Yvonne (2016)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Journal: Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, volume 10, pages 791-809 (issn: 2352-409X)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.07.003

Early Bronze Age and early medieval inhumation graves in (central) Europe had often been re-opened a short time after burial and, inmost cases, grave goods were removed. To improve the understanding of the archaeological evidence of these graves, one re-opened grave from a large early Bronze Age (Wieselburg/Gáta culture) cemetery\ud in Weiden am See, eastern Austria, was excavated using a microstratigraphic protocol to maximize data collection for the reconstruction of the context formation process and, consequently, the interpretation of the re-opening process. In this article the results of the soil thin section analyses are presented and discussed.
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