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The Bell Beaker multiple burial pit of La Atalayuela (La Rioja, Spain): stable isotope insights into diet, identity and mortuary practices in Chalcolithic Iberia

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La Atalayuela is a Middle Chalcolithic (ca. 2900–2500 cal BC) multiple burial pit located in the mid-upper Ebro Valley (north-central Iberia) where a large number of individuals (more than 70) were inhumed. The site shows an apparently constrained period of funerary use, which includes the probable simultaneous burial of a large proportion of the deceased. This offers an outstanding opportunity to investigate the lifeways and identity of the members of what was presumably a single community l...

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10.1007/s12520-018-0610-1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
School of Archaeology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
Sub department:
Archaeology Institute
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Springer Berlin Heidelberg Publisher's website
Journal:
Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
8
Pages:
3733–3749
Publication date:
2018-03-01
Acceptance date:
2018-02-14
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1866-9565
ISSN:
1866-9557
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831768
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2018-03-26

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