publication . Article . 2007

Serious Mortality: the Date of the Fussell's Lodge Long Barrow

Wysocki, Michael Peter; Bayliss, A; Whittle, A;
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  • Published: 30 Jan 2007 Journal: Cambridge Archaeological Journal, volume 17, pages 65-84 (issn: 0959-7743, eissn: 1474-0540, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
<jats:p>Twenty-seven radiocarbon results are now available from the Fussell's Lodge long barrow, and are presented within an interpretive Bayesian statistical framework. Three alternative archaeological interpretations of the sequence are given, each with a separate Bayesian model. It is hard to decide between these, though we prefer the third. In the first (following the excavator), the construction is a unitary one, and the human remains included are by definition already old. In the second, the primary mortuary structure is seen as having two phases, and is set within a timber enclosure; these are later closed by the construction of a long barrow. In that mod...
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free text keywords: Archaeology, Cultural Studies, History, Ancient history, V400
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publication . Article . 2007

Serious Mortality: the Date of the Fussell's Lodge Long Barrow

Wysocki, Michael Peter; Bayliss, A; Whittle, A;