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dc.contributor.authorChambon, Philippeen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBlin, Arnauden_UK
dc.contributor.authorBronk Ramsey, Christopheren_UK
dc.contributor.authorKromer, Bernden_UK
dc.contributor.authorBayliss, Alexen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBeavan, Nancyen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHealy, Francesen_UK
dc.contributor.authorWhittle, Alasdairen_UK
dc.description.abstractWhy were large collectivities of the dead a widespread feature of the later fourth millennium cal BC in western Europe? The hypogée or artificial cave of Les Mournouards II in the Marne region, northern France, where remains of 79 people were deposited in two chambers, is used to address this and related questions. Bayesian modelling of 29 newly obtained radiocarbon dates places the construction of the tomb in the 34th or 33rd centuries cal BC, with a use-life which could be as little as 100 years. The results indicate that the two chambers were used concurrently, distinctions between them being attributable to their use by different social groupings, as hypothesised by the excavator, André Leroi-Gourhan. The probably short life of this tomb suggests that clusters of hypogées in general could reflect the use of successive tombs by the same groups. The character of the tomb is discussed in general terms of anxieties about territory and numbers of people, threats of dispersal and the maintenance of community. Diversity within collective burial practices in the Paris basin is examined, and a series of specific differences between hypogées and allées sépulcrales are explored.en_UK
dc.publisherRomano-Germanic Commission (RGK)en_UK
dc.relationChambon P, Blin A, Bronk Ramsey C, Kromer B, Bayliss A, Beavan N, Healy F & Whittle A (2018) Collecting the dead: temporality and disposal in the Neolithic hypogée of Les Mournouards II (Marne, France) [Zusammenfassung: Die Toten vereinen: Temporalität und Organisation des neolithi-schen Hypogäums von Les Mournouards II (Marne, France)]. Germania, 95, pp. 93-143.
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dc.subjectLate Neolithicen_UK
dc.subjectParis basinen_UK
dc.subjectcollective burialen_UK
dc.subjectradiocarbon datingen_UK
dc.subjectBayesianchronological modellingen_UK
dc.titleCollecting the dead: temporality and disposal in the Neolithic hypogée of Les Mournouards II (Marne, France)en_UK
dc.title.alternativeZusammenfassung: Die Toten vereinen: Temporalität und Organisation des neolithi-schen Hypogäums von Les Mournouards II (Marne, France)en_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationMusée de l’Hommeen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationFrench Ministry of Cultureen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Oxforden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Heidelberg, Germanyen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCardiff Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCardiff Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCardiff Universityen_UK
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rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorChambon, Philippe|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorBlin, Arnaud|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorBronk Ramsey, Christopher|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorKromer, Bernd|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorBayliss, Alex|0000-0003-2782-1979en_UK
local.rioxx.authorBeavan, Nancy|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorHealy, Frances|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorWhittle, Alasdair|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.filenameChambon et al proofs.pdfen_UK
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