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Bioarchaeology of Social Inequality in the Unetice Culture: A Case Study
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeological Research Laboratory.
2015 (English)In: Forging Identities. The Mobility of Culture in Bronze Age Europe: Report from a Marie Curie Project 2009-2012 with Concluding Conference at Aarhus University, Moesgaard 2012: Volume 1 / [ed] Paulina Suchowska-Ducke, Samantha Scott Reiter, Helle Vandkilde, Oxford: British Archaeological Reports , 2015, 111-119 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
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The barrow in Kąty Wrocławskie was discovered near the city of Wrocław, SW Poland, in 1998. This paper presents the results collated from excavations, isotopic analyses (13C/15N), radiocarbon dating and lipid analyses of organic residues, found in this tomb. Social ranking/hierarchy shaped the lifestyle and identities, be they either individual or collective, upon which ultimately rigid or more flexible forms of stratification were built. However, archaeological debate regarding social inequality and leadership in the Unetice Culture is frequently reduced to bronze halberds, gold and the Leubingen barrow. We seek to determine the scale of social diversity among members of Early Bronze Age society. In this paper we present the biological profiles of the first group of Uneticean aristocracy buried in princely graves.

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Oxford: British Archaeological Reports , 2015. 111-119 p.
, BAR International Series, ISSN 0143-3067 ; 2771
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Early Bronze Age, Unetice Culture, Silesia, isotopic analyses, barrows
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Archaeological Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-129475DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2390.0247ISBN: 9781407314334OAI: diva2:922512
Forging Identities, The Mobility of Culture in Bronze Age Europe, Aarhus University, Denmark, 2012
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