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Břeclav – Pohansko IX. Pohřební areály z Jižního předhradí (archeologicko-antropologická studie)

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Title in English Břeclav – Pohansko IX. Funerary areas in the Southern suburb (archaeological and anthropological study)


Year of publication 2019
Type Monograph
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Faculty of Arts

Description The book contains a comprehensive processing of the disperse burial grounds excavated at the Southern suburb of early medieval central settlement agglomeration Břeclav – Pohansko. There were discovered 205 graves during the archaeological campaigns in 1960–1962, 1975–1979, 1991–1994 there. These graves have created either a small to medium-sized burial grounds or groups of two to four graves, or isolated graves were placed in between the settlement features. The groups of graves did not create a clearly separated structure within the complex of settlement activity. The question of the social competence of the people buried outside the regular burial grounds was discussed from the very beginning of the discovery these so-called settlement´s graves in the central locations. We sought to answer this question in this present work. The book contains a complete archeological and anthropological textual and pictorial catalogue of graves from the suburb. An integral part of the text is a detailed analysis of the burial rite, spatial analysis of particular funeral areas, comprehensive anthropological evaluation of human bone remains with an emphasis on the discovery of general condition and living conditions of the buried population. Based on the synthesis of all the available results was completed a picture of the community, which had lived and dying in the Southern suburb of Pohansko stronghold in the second half of the 9th century AD (probably at the beginning of the 10th century as well).
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