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John M. O'Shea explores this question by employing modern archaeological theory and analysis as well as mortuary theory to build a model of an Early Bronze Age society in the eastern Carpathian Basin. He focuses on the Maros communities and utilizes the densely encoded social information from their cemeteries to draw a picture of the Maros' social systems.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »archaeological theory - bronze age - classification
Introduction and Background: Introduction. The Archaeological Study of Funerary Practices. An Archaeological Overview of the Maros Group. Archaeological Analysis: The Cemeteries of the Maros Group. Coding and Classification of Grave Inclusions. Maros Funerary Differentiation: Body Preparation and Treatment. Maros Funerary Differentiation: Grave Offerings. Social Analysis: Mortuary Symbolism and Social Differentiation at Mokrin. Symbolism and Differentiation across the Maros Villages. The Maros Group and the Early Bronze Age in the Eastern Carpathian Basin. Concluding Remarks. Index.