Spatial Patterns and Grave Goods Differences at the Cemetery of Vedrovice (Czech Republic): A Resampling Approach to Identity Markers in the Early Neolithic.
|Druh||Článek v odborném periodiku|
|Časopis / Zdroj||Journal of Computer Applications in Archaeology|
|Fakulta / Pracoviště MU|
|Klíčová slova||Spatial analysis; Mortuary practices; Neolithic; Identity; Point pattern analysis; Percolation analysis|
|Popis||The spatial patterns and grave good associations at the cemetery of Vedrovice – Široká u Lesa (Czech Republic) are explored using computationally intensive formal methods. Resampling approaches to both intra-site spatial arrangement and the distribution of grave goods are explored in relation to layers of identity represented by different buried body attributes – sex, age, and geographical origin. Polished stone adzes, grinding tools and ceramic bowls are non-randomly distributed grave goods. The investigation of differences among the non-randomly distributed artifacts and attributes of burials indicates that the most significant are dichotomies between sexes, accentuated by both origin and age. Spatial analysis shows clear trends toward clustering between burials, and the emerging clusters are further explored for similarities in burial attributes.|