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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

An Article from "Antiquity": Social Frameworks in the Iron Age Cemetery of "La Cerrada de los Santos" (Spain)

This article was written in 2003 by J. A. Arenas-Esteban (Antiquity Vol 77 No 295 March 2003). It compares two phases of cremation at the Iron Age cemetery of "La Cerrada de los Santos". The finds discovered within each phase show marked contrast, with the earlier phase producing abundant grave goods (e.g., iron and bronze ornaments and weapons). Conversely, the later phase reveals few grave goods, but does provide evidence of liquid consumption such as a large number of intentionally smashed ceramic drinking vessels. The paper goes on to explain the plausible reasons for such a major difference in burial rite.

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