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Morminte din perioada târzie a epocii fierului în regiunea Rinul de mijloc-Moselle: morminte ale aristocrației și comunității locale
Late Iron Age Burials in the Middle Rhine-Moselle Region: Aristocratic Graves and Local Communities

Author(s): Manuel Fernandez-Götz
Subject(s): Archaeology
Published by: Editura Istros - Muzeul Brailei
Keywords: Late Iron Age; Mortuary Archaeology; Middle Rhine-Moselle Region; Aristocratic Burials; Local Communities;

Summary/Abstract: The Middle Rhine-Moselle region has one of the most important burial inventories – both in quantity and quality – of Iron Age Europe. In the Late La Tène period, this includes isolated aristocratic burials, elite cemeteries and large community necropoleis with dozens or even hundreds of graves. The present paper provides an overview of this rich funerary evidence, analysing both elite graves such as those of Clemency and Goeblingen-Nospelt, and large cemeteries such as Wederath, Horath, Hoppstädten-Weiersbach, Lamadelaine and Feulen. Among the aspects considered are vertical and horizontal status differences, ancestor worship, wine consumption, and the transition between the Late Iron Age and the Gallo-Roman period.

  • Issue Year: 23/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 89-145
  • Page Count: 57
  • Language: English, Romanian