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“Deathways at Lepenski Vir: Mortuary Programmes and Social Bioarchaeology among Holocene Foragers and Farmers in the Balkans” Seminar

23 March 2017
John Wymer Lab Building 65a Faculty of Humanities Avenue Campus

For more information regarding this seminar, please email Ing-Marie Back Danielsson at .

Event details

This seminar is part of the Archaeology Seminar Series

Lepenski Vir is one of the best known Mesolithic and Early Neolithic sites in Europe and the world. The talk will summarize the results of a recent comprehensive study that examined the nature of changes in mortuary programmes at the site throughout these periods. Different aspects of bioarchaeological evidence based on the study of human remains from this and other contemporaneous sites in the Danube Gorges region now offer a more com¬plete picture of life- and death-ways in this area of the Balkans in the course of the Early Holocene. Archaeothanato¬logical analysis, science-based approaches to the skeletal material and a social bioarchaeology perspective regarding the integration of different strands of data when providing wider interpretations are used to highlight ma¬ny-sided consequences of the change from foraging to farming that the evidence from Lepenski Vir most clearly epitomizes.

All welcome.

Speaker information

Dr Dusan Boric , Cardiff University. Lecturer in Archaeology

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