Disarticulation as a Mortuary Practice in Early Eneolithic Transylvania? a Case Study from Alba Iulia - Lumea Nouă (Transylvania, Romania)

Authors
MIHAI GLIGOR, KIRSTY MCLEOD,
Pages
61-86
Abstract
The aim of this paper is to provide an osteological analysis of the disarticulated human skeletal remains excavated in Trench I/2011 at Alba Iulia-Lumea Nouă (Romania), which will reveal crucial evidence into the lifestyle and culture of this population and will also provide important clues about burial customs and the treatment of the dead during the Early Eneolithic period. It is important to emphasise that a full skeletal inventory has yet to be undertaken and may provide further information for the interpretation of the data.
Keywords
osteological analysis, disarticulated human skeletal remains, Alba Iulia-Lumea Nouă, Early Eneolithic