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An inhumation grave of the Baalberge Group of the Funnel Beaker Culture in Držovice na Moravě, Prostějov Distrikt (Moravia, Czech Republic)



Year of publication 2016
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Cenetary of Jaroslav Palliardi's Neolithic and Aeneolithic relative chronology (1914-2014)
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Field Archaeology, anthropology, ethnology
Keywords Athropology; Baalberge culture; Archaeology; Funnel Beaker Culture; Moravia; Czech Republic
Description During the rescue research, carried out in 2011 in the location of the village Držovice na Moravě, Prostějov district, the Czech Republic, a skeleton grave from Baalberg period of Funnel Beaker Culture was explored and documented. The skeleton was of a male who died around the age of 40 and whose skeletal remains showed pathological changes, most likely caused by the disease TBC (tuberculoses). This is the very first Baalberg grave in Moravia, apart from the necropolis at the top of the hill Velký Kosiř near Slatinky, Prostějov district. This grave expanded the range of the known methods of burial (in settlement area, in stretched position directly to the ground, in stone box, in stone box under the mound and cremation under the mound) to include a burial in a crouching position directly to the ground.

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